Tampa International Airport announced a pass where people who are not traveling can enter the airside gates.
This program will allow people who are not traveling to access gates, shops and restaurants beyond the security checkpoint year-round on Saturdays.
If you decide to participate in the TPA all access, you have to still go through security and can’t bring certain things to the gates. All items prohibited in carry-on luggage, including liquids, aerosols and gels, apply to personal items taken through security. Please review a list of all TSA prohibited items here
I think this is a pretty decent idea but I do not know if I would want to put myself through security. It will be interesting to see if this will be successful.
“Now families, foodies or even couples looking for a unique date experience can come try our chargrilled oysters at Ulele, sample locally brewed beer at Cigar City and shop for unique gifts and items at our duty-free and fine retail stores without having to buy a ticket.,” TPA CEO Joe Lopano said.
The first day of All Access is this Saturday, May 4.
You asked and we delivered! Our airsides are now open to the public! Every Saturday from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. we’re inviting the public to enjoy our post-security shops and restaurants. Choose an airside, book for free online and you’re all set! #TPAallaccess— Tampa Intl Airport ✈️ (@FlyTPA) April 30, 2019
More information and to reserve your free TPA All Access Pass click here.