In a move that would warm the heart of Hugh Grant’s prime minister character from “Love Actually,” Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is bringing back those emotional, at-the-gate reunions.
The Seattle Times reports that the Washington State airport is introducing the SEA Visitor Pass, a pilot program which would allow friends and family who pass a TSA screening to meet domestic flights. It will be the first time non-passengers have been allowed to venture beyond security checkpoints since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
“Remember the days when you could grab a bite to eat with a traveler on a layover? Or you could welcome home a family member with a hug at the gate of a domestic flight? ???” the airport said in its announcement Friday via Instagram. “We’re bringing those days back with the SEA Visitor Pass pilot program at Sea-Tac Airport!”
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