DLX737200
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Visiting Gate Area Of ATA To Pick Up Aunt

Tue Jun 08, 2004 10:28 am

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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RE: Visiting Gate Area Of ATA To Pick Up Aunt

Tue Jun 08, 2004 10:30 am

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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RE: Visiting Gate Area Of ATA To Pick Up Aunt

Tue Jun 08, 2004 10:36 am

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

It might work.  Big thumbs up
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DLX737200
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RE: Visiting Gate Area Of ATA To Pick Up Aunt

Tue Jun 08, 2004 10:43 am

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

-Justin
 
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RE: Visiting Gate Area Of ATA To Pick Up Aunt

Tue Jun 08, 2004 10:59 am

They should let you have a gate pass for that.

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ChiGB1973
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RE: Visiting Gate Area Of ATA To Pick Up Aunt

Tue Jun 08, 2004 1:45 pm

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.

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DLX737200
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RE: Visiting Gate Area Of ATA To Pick Up Aunt

Tue Jun 08, 2004 7:33 pm

I'd rather go do it myself... plus I wouldn't mind gaining access to the gates.
 
Fly_ATA
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RE: Visiting Gate Area Of ATA To Pick Up Aunt

Wed Jun 09, 2004 4:16 pm

email me ...I can help.
 
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RE: Visiting Gate Area Of ATA To Pick Up Aunt

Thu Jun 10, 2004 2:41 am

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
 
DLX737200
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RE: Visiting Gate Area Of ATA To Pick Up Aunt

Fri Jun 11, 2004 7:45 pm

I did but I've yet to recieve a reply from him. I hope he can help.
 
Fly_ATA
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RE: Visiting Gate Area Of ATA To Pick Up Aunt

Sat Jun 12, 2004 9:24 pm

Sorry,

I did not get the email. try this email, fly_ATA@yahoo.com
 
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RE: Visiting Gate Area Of ATA To Pick Up Aunt

Sat Jun 12, 2004 9:27 pm

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...
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DLX737200
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RE: Visiting Gate Area Of ATA To Pick Up Aunt

Tue Jun 15, 2004 10:16 am

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!