#1: it's Pittsburgh
#2: Up till when I moved from PIT
two months ago, ticketed pax were the only people still allowed pass security. However, the airport was trying to work with the TSA
to allow non-tkted, security screened individuals to enter the Airmall during "off-peak" times. If this were to happen, my guess is that it will still not be for quite some time, and probably result in bringing back checking ID
's at the gate again.
To answer your second question, if I recall correctly, a handful of stores did in fact close since the mall was shut off to the non-flying public. However, last time I was there, some store was getting ready to open. I want to say it was on the side over by the Gap. All I know is this, even in the years prior to 9/11, there was always a sale going on at any of the major chain sotres (Gap, Victoria's Secret, OfficeMax/Staples, etc.) Made for some cut-rate last minute holiday shopping for me many times. I don't know why this is, but I can only imagine that it was to move product that didn't seem to be flying off the shelves. Maybe someone at PIT
can help out a bit more, espicially with the store openings/closings.
United 717 heavy, you're facing the wrong way. Any chance you can powerback to get off of my deice pad?