In November, Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) will join the list of airports that offer post-security access to non-ticketed airport visitors.
With the Wingmate Pass, anyone will be able to accompany a friend or family member to their gate, welcome an arriving passenger as they leave the plane, or visit the airport’s restaurants, bars, shops, art exhibits, pop-up installations, and activities.
The airport also plans to offer dining and shopping deals just for Wingmate guests.
Wingmate Pass wanna-bees will need to apply for a pass online, at the PHL.org website. Requests can be entered on the day of your planned visit or up to 7 days in advance. And, if the Transportation Security Administration approves your application, you’ll get a digital Wingmate Pass via email to show at the D/E or A-East security checkpoint, along with your government ID.
What other airports offer day passes?
We’re happy to report that PHL’s Wingmate Pass program joins a growing list of other airport gate pass programs.
That list includes:
Visitor Pass program at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA),
Experience MCO Visitor Pass program for the new Terminal C at Orlando International Airport (MCO),
and the PSC Pass at Tri-Cities Airport (PSC) in Pasco, WA.
Are we missing any? Let us know.