Arkansas Airport Petitions to Permit Non-travelers Past the Security Checkpoint

Refusing to allow family and friends to escort passengers to the gate and pick them up from their arriving gate is just one more barrier to millions of infrequent travelers from getting back on planes. And airside vendors are suffering from the reduced traffic. One airport is seeking to change that.

    “The way we see it, as long as they are screened, they pose no threat,” [Airport Manager Kelly] Johnson said.

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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