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SEA Visitor Pass Pilot Program Launches

Remember the days when you could greet a loved one at the airport the minute they landed? Or you could catch up over a meal during their layover? It’s been 17 years since passengers who were not flying could meet their loved ones at the gate.

Sea-Tac International Airport is studying the feasibility of bringing those days back with the SEA Visitor Pass pilot program. For the next few weeks, you can enter the post-security side of the terminal, even if you're not flying that day. Clear the security checkpoint and take advantage of the events, amenities, restaurants, and boutiques at the airport.

Program signups start today and run through December 14. The program allows Sea-Tac visitors to:

  • Meet their arriving visitors at domestic gates

  • Spend time at the gate or a restaurant with a departing friend or family member

  • Go shopping or eat at one of the restaurants

  • Listen to live music

  • Do an art walk at the airport

How can you participate?

Step 1: Complete the sign up form on the website the day before you want to visit.

Step 2: Check your email for confirmation that you are approved and more detailed instructions.

Step 3: Head to the airport, pick up your pass, and enter security.

Step 4: Have fun eating, drinking, shopping, visiting, or plane-spotting.

Step 5: Provide feedback through an online survey after your visit.

Program Details

  • Online signups are available Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

  • Airport entrance is available Tuesday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

  • The SEA Visitor Pass program is limited to 50 passes per day. If that quota has already been met, you will be notified via email and can apply to enter another day. If the web form is not available for sign up, that means the daily limit has been reached or it is past the cutoff time for registration (1:30). Visitors can only register one day in advance due to TSA regulations.

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