Pittsburgh to Allow Access to the Non-Ticketed

Non-ticketed passengers are being allowed limited access to the secure, airside area of Pittsburgh International Airport starting Sept. 5.

PIT will become the first airport in the United States since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, to allow such access.

The access will be available Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

To gain access, non-ticketed passengers must check in by showing a valid photo ID and be vetted by the Transportation Security Administration against its “no-fly” list.

Those approved will be given a stamped myPITpass and must go through the security checkpoint in the same manner as a ticketed passenger.

“This program is the first of its kind in the US and there are currently no plans to expand it to other airports at this time,” TSA spokesperson Mike England said. “TSA did not need to hire additional personnel to accommodate this program and we have all the staff we need at PIT to handle the additional influx of people. TSA also does not anticipate that there will be any impact on checkpoint wait times.”

Pittsburgh International has allowed non-ticketed passengers access to its post-security retail area in the past. It has held a one-day “open house” during the past several years.

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