A woman and child at the airport
These U.S. Airports Allow Non-Fliers To Bring Loved Ones To Their Gate
This Flint, Michigan, airport is one of the first to launch an airside access program. The FNT Visitor Pass must be registered online a day before your flight.
Bishop International
The pass can be used once a month on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. You'll still go through the TSA checkpoint, but priority will go to ticketed individuals during peak hours.
Minors accompanying you on the visit must also be pre-registered for a pass, but they are not obligated to show proof of identification before entering the airside zone.
The Visitor Pass Program at this international airport in Michigan is more stringent than others due to its enhanced exclusivity. Only 25 passes are granted a day.
Capital Region
Online registration is required for all visitors at least 24 hours in advance, with limited visiting times. While same-day admittance is allowed, approval can take two hours.
Visitors are also mandated to complete TSA security screening, and you cannot use your existing TSA PreCheck, Clear, or Global Entry memberships.
This airport's DTW Destination Pass can be registered at kiosks at its McNamara and Evans terminals, securing approvals within minutes.
Detroit Metropolitan
Up to four family members or companions can be sponsored as well. The pass can only be used from 5 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily, but unlike others, weekends are included.
At this airport in Orange County, California, you can get approved for the OC AirPass in minutes between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. with a valid ID.
John Wayne Airport
Show the pass and ID at the TSA checkpoint. While one personal item is allowed, carry-on luggage is not permitted, and there are parking rules and a separate fee.
New Orleans International Airport's MSY Guest Pass program operates daily but is limited to 50 individuals on weekdays and 100 on weekends.
Louis Armstrong
Registration is mandatory for visitors 13 years and older and limited to one monthly visit. Visitors 12 years and under must have an adult companion with an approved Guest Pass.