Following a successful pilot program, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) this week launches SEA Visitor Pass, enabling 100 non-ticketed passengers per day to go post-security to dine, shop, watch planes and meet loved ones at the gate.
Guests looking for the Visitor Pass can apply online up to seven days in advance, although same day applications are also accepted.
“SEA Visitor Pass opens the doors of our airport to families, friends and guests who are not traveling,” says Lance Lyttle, airport managing director. “And it’s free.”
SEA officials initially had a six-week trial that allowed up to 50 non-ticketed guests entry into the airport terminal. Analysis of that led to a revamped, more customer-friendly registration process that enables non-travelers get a QR code that will allow entry through Security Checkpoint 3.
“The SEA Visitor Pass allows the residents of SeaTac to eat at all the great restaurants and visit the shops of the airport without leaving their hometown,” says City of SeaTac Mayor Erin Sitterley. “This Visitor Pass program continues to strengthen the relationship between SeaTac and SEA.”