Zrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3001 posts, RR: 9 Posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1739 times:
When a person has an airline VIP club card, he can often get a gate pass to get through security without having to fly that day. (CO offers this, not sure about all the airlines). But this requires going to the ticket counter, which can be a lengthy process.
It would be great if CO (and others) could allow passengers who are members of the Presidents Club (or RCC or CRC, etc) to issue the passes online. I doubt many would abuse the system. The print out would contain whatever the TSA needs to clear them through security.
AgentXE1225 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1668 times:
I understand your reasoning, but there is no way the TSA would ever allow this. As you obviously know, your gate pass is signed by the issuing agent and also contains his or her employee number, allowing both the airline and TSA to go directly to that agent should there be a security breach or some other type of incident inside the secured area. Online access gives potential terrorists (or anyone else that poses a threat and has the know-how to hack the system) a fairly easy way through security. Having already seen a passenger get past our counter agents (OBVIOUSLY NOT PAYING ATTENTION!) and through a checkpoing with just an e-ticket itinerary and receipt put on display the blaring security issues that still exist nearly 7 years since 9/11. Nice idea for those P. Club, etc. members who wouldn't abuse the system, but definitely NOT gonna happen.
Jhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6197 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1523 times:
Give me a break. There's already a really easy way for ANYONE to print themselves a perfectly legitimate gate pass online. I'm not going to reveal the secret, however. Don't want to close the loophole!
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TLG From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 363 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1399 times:
Quoting Jhooper (Reply 2): Give me a break. There's already a really easy way for ANYONE to print themselves a perfectly legitimate gate pass online. I'm not going to reveal the secret, however. Don't want to close the loophole!
Sure, just buy a refundable airline ticket, and return it when you're done.