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User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3164 posts, RR: 9
Posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1806 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.


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User currently offlineAgentXE1225 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1735 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.

User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1590 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!  bitelip 


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User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3164 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1533 times:



Quoting Jhooper (Reply 2):
I'm not going to reveal the secret,

Nothing secret about it. I'm just looking for a way to do it that doesn't make me buy a service I don't plan to use.



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User currently offlineTLG From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 370 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1466 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.

-TLG


User currently offlinePITops From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1442 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1393 times:

But pay with a credit card. Makes things much easier.


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User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1334 times:



Quoting Zrs70 (Reply 3):
Nothing secret about it. I'm just looking for a way to do it that doesn't make me buy a service I don't plan to use.

Don't have to give a credit card or pay a dime. That's the secret  Wink



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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8227 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1245 times:



Quoting AgentXE1225 (Reply 1):
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.

So does buying a ticket.  sarcastic 



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