Tampa International Airport Introduces Pass Allowing Non-Travelers Past Security Checkpoint
“To those feeling left out because you can’t get to all these great restaurants and shops we’ve been touting: We heard you,” said TPA CEO Joe Lopano. “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.”
Signing up for All Access can be done via www.TPAallaccess.com and participating guests are subject to the same security screening regulations as passengers boarding a plane. Participants choose a date and an airside at least 24 hours prior to the Saturday they plan to visit, with a limit of 25 guests per airside, and then collect gate passes when they arrive at TPA any time between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on the selected date. They then board their airside shuttle go through TSA screening to have access to all of the shops, restaurants, and services at the airside terminal.
The first day of All Access is Saturday, May 4, which TPA says coincides with the launch of Mother’s Day specials and discounts at participating shops and restaurants.