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Visiting Gate Area Of ATA To Pick Up Aunt  
User currently offlineDLX737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1905 posts, RR: 19
Posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3413 times:

Hey everyone! My Aunt is flying down from IND to visit us here in Orlando for a few days in about 2 weeks. The thing is, although she is only 53 ( I say "only" in the sense that she isn't elderly ), she tends to get lost easily and has never been to Orlando Airport! She is flying in on Flight 437 from IND on ATA. Do you think ATA will allow me to get a gate pass and pick her up from the gate. I could understand if this was Indianapolis where all you gotta do after you get out of the plane is walk straight forward. But at MCO, you gotta make a few turns, follow signs ( She's not very oriented in following directions ), and then hop on a monorail to the main terminal. This may be just a LITTLE too complicated for her I'm afraid. So what should I do? Think they'll allow it? Any ATA employees have any idea? I guess it kinda depends on the discretion of the ticket agent. Thanks!

-Justin

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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12103 posts, RR: 49
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3398 times:
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Ask at the ticket counter for a gate pass. All you can do is ask, it is a 50/50 chance of them saying yes or no.


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User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6422 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3389 times:

Call your aunt and tell her to request someone to pick her up at the gate.

It might work.  Big thumbs up



Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineDLX737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1905 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3377 times:

Sounds good. I might try that Ozell! Did you post yet about our get-together on Sat?

-Justin


User currently offlineLN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3359 times:

They should let you have a gate pass for that.




- I am LN-MOW, and I approve this message.
User currently offlineChiGB1973 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1615 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3304 times:

Ask for a "Meet and assist." They will have someone escort her out. It's no big deal at all. Getting through without a ticket is questionable. I'm not sure how they handle that.

M


User currently offlineDLX737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1905 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3262 times:

I'd rather go do it myself... plus I wouldn't mind gaining access to the gates.

User currently offlineFly_ATA From United States of America, joined May 2001, 616 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3189 times:

email me ...I can help.

User currently offlineJjbiv From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1226 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3156 times:

I give out gate passes next to never, but it looks like Fly_ATA is in a charitable mood. I'd take his advice to drop him a line.

joe


User currently offlineDLX737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1905 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3094 times:

I did but I've yet to recieve a reply from him. I hope he can help.

User currently offlineFly_ATA From United States of America, joined May 2001, 616 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3021 times:

Sorry,

I did not get the email. try this email, fly_ATA@yahoo.com


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3020 times:

doesn't this sound like just another cheap excuse to get non-pax past security???

For people who need assistance airline or airport staff will provide if asked and escort them to the arrivals hall.
Works just fine for the rest of the world...



I wish I were flying
User currently offlineDLX737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1905 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2959 times:

Forgive me for caring for my Aunt. I'm sure she'd eventually make it but is it a crime for me to want her to make it to the car and heading to my house a little quicker?

Fly_ata, I emailed you again. Hope you can help. Thanks everyone!


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