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    Quote Originally Posted by ANITIX87 View Post
    There isn't an airport in the world that will let you past security without a boarding pass...

    However, it's quite easy to get around it. Go to a check-in counter, tell them you're picking up an unaccompanied minor, and they'll issue a "Not For Travel" boarding pass that will get you through security.

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    That won't work- you have to have a child's name and a flight #, then give them your ID. Can't just say "I'm here to pick up an unaccompanied minor". I have done this many times here at PHL when I was married and picking up my stepson. Further, I think I even remember there being a time where I was told I had to wait outside security and he was brought to me, on one of those little golf cart things.

    Speedbird- When I get the flux capacitor fixed on my Delorean we can go back to the 70's and 80's and get all the shots we want. Until then, I think you'll be limited to exterior shots of the Worldport until it's taken down, unless you book a Delta flight out of JFK.

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    [QUOTE=megatop412;481193]That won't work[QUOTE]
    Maybe some airports are different, but I did it in MIA several times when my girlfriend (she's 23) came to visit. Didn't need a name, or a flight number, or anything like that. I went through security and waiting be her gate for the plane to arrive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by megatop412 View Post

    Speedbird- When I get the flux capacitor fixed on my Delorean we can go back to the 70's and 80's and get all the shots we want. Until then, I think you'll be limited to exterior shots of the Worldport until it's taken down, unless you book a Delta flight out of JFK.
    LOL I walk past a Delorean a lot out here. They guy who built this town has a huge classic car collection in his casino and he has a cherry Delorean near the north entrance on display.

    I have placed a call to Doc for you guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by megatop412 View Post
    That won't work- you have to have a child's name and a flight #, then give them your ID. Can't just say "I'm here to pick up an unaccompanied minor". I have done this many times here at PHL when I was married and picking up my stepson. Further, I think I even remember there being a time where I was told I had to wait outside security and he was brought to me, on one of those little golf cart things.
    I've never tried this, but apparently you can ask ticket agents for a "gate pass", which will get you through Security. I hear, from various posts on FlyerTalk, that ticket agents are far less likely to actually give them to you than just a few years ago, apparently.

    Also -- and I've never tried this either -- you could join the Delta Sky Room or whatever their club is called. You might be able to visit it without a flight that day. Or you could book a conference room or other meeting space in the club. Just some ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vidiot View Post
    I've never tried this, but apparently you can ask ticket agents for a "gate pass", which will get you through Security. I hear, from various posts on FlyerTalk, that ticket agents are far less likely to actually give them to you than just a few years ago, apparently.
    Before xmas I went down to T5 just to do some shopping (JB aircraft desk models). I even called JB ahead of time to confirm that it would be possible
    to clear security without a ticket. The agent said "sure, just tell security you want to go to the shops". Well, I made the trip
    to JFK for nothing. Security told me it's never permitted without a ticket. Then another officer told me I could get a gate pass if they could
    track down a supervisor. I waited 20 minutes, he showed up and said flat out "no way" end of story.

    It would appear that authorities understand the rules about gate passes just as well as they know the rules about whether or not taking pictures
    of planes is legal. The bureaucracy around all this makes a day at the DMV actually sound appealing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aviation.High.Guy View Post
    Before xmas I went down to T5 just to do some shopping (JB aircraft desk models). I even called JB ahead of time to confirm that it would be possible
    to clear security without a ticket. The agent said "sure, just tell security you want to go to the shops". Well, I made the trip
    to JFK for nothing. Security told me it's never permitted without a ticket. Then another officer told me I could get a gate pass if they could
    track down a supervisor. I waited 20 minutes, he showed up and said flat out "no way" end of story.

    It would appear that authorities understand the rules about gate passes just as well as they know the rules about whether or not taking pictures
    of planes is legal. The bureaucracy around all this makes a day at the DMV actually sound appealing.

    Not to get off topic, but there is a store in the T5 shops that sells jetBlue merchandise such as models and stuff like that? I looked for something along those lines when I flew out of JFK back in November. Couldn't find anything. Guess I didn't look hard enough. Where exactly is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve1840 View Post
    Not to get off topic, but there is a store in the T5 shops that sells jetBlue merchandise such as models and stuff like that? I looked for something along those lines when I flew out of JFK back in November. Couldn't find anything. Guess I didn't look hard enough. Where exactly is it?
    Steve,
    There used to be a JB merch kiosk out in the open area by food court. Not sure if it's there anymore,
    but I heard that a couple of the shops sell JB merch. Who knows, I may have been on a wild goose chase had I gotten in.
    I'm gonna check it out next time I fly out, which should be soon.
    -Don B.

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