15 Responses

  1. CF Gilbert
    CF Gilbert at |

    Will folks really utilize this for anything other than taking someone to the gate? And in that aspect, it’s just easier to book a refundable ticket. No need to deal with anyone at a counter at PIT, can get PreCheck with it, etc

    1. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      Yes, I expect people will.

      The vast majority of people don’t want to put the cash outlay on a CC for a fully refundable ticket or even really know that such is possible. Also, most people respect the rules in place and that is a clear violation.

    2. Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren
      Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren at |

      I’ve done the refundable thing once to get a specific shot for the news, and nearly forgot. It’s something that it’s in my bag of options as a last resort. But this, this is much better. Heck, I’d do it just to shoot file photos.

  2. Eric
    Eric at |

    Pitt is such a quiet airport these days its a good idea.

  3. Wany
    Wany at |

    There are some stores in Pittsburgh area that only has one store that happens to be inside the PIT terminal… Some dedicated ones may go with it…

  4. Brian Fisher
    Brian Fisher at |

    I’d love to be able to go to my local airport, have some lunch and get some work done while watching planes.

    1. Steven Sullivan
      Steven Sullivan at |

      There was a time when I did that pretty frequently, many years ago.

    2. Alan Dickey
      Alan Dickey at |

      Used to GG Checkpoint Line 53 at IAH a lot.

      “I have a meeting at the P Club.”

    3. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      United cut that option out a while back. Now a ticket – any airline – is required for club access. Too many people abusing the system, supposedly.

    4. Brian Fisher
      Brian Fisher at |

      That is the downside at the larger airports, still can’t get into the clubs without a ticket (would be interested if some of the non-airline clubs have the same rule). However, in somewhere like CHS, it is a matter of in one of the chairs in front of the big windows to do something like that. There used to be a landside restaurant with a good view of the tarmac and a couple of runways, but that went away with the renovations.

    5. Alan Dickey
      Alan Dickey at |

      At IAH it was so rare an occurrence that I had to have the GG listing for anybody working to believe me.

      We used probably 4-5 times a year, max.

  5. Blake Fisher
    Blake Fisher at |

    I’d rather go to a Wal-Mart on Black Friday than go to PIT and subject myself to security just to go shopping…

  6. Gil Gredinger
    Gil Gredinger at |

    If there wasn’t security, I would love to go to PIT. That’s a great airport. What a shame that US left the airport.

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