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Off-duty TSA entry question

densoo

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You're on a trip and the layover is at the airport hotel in a major hub. You don't want to spend $30 for dinner at the hotel. Do TSA rules allow you to go through security using your ID in civilian clothes to access the wonderful cuisine inside the airport? I heard somewhere that you can go in to conduct duty such as go to a crew area to use the computers for bidding or to check your schedule, but can you go in for non-duty purposes like eating? (although getting adequate nutrition at a reasonable price might be considered duty related).
 

RedDogC130

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are you serious....you can do whatever you want. I have gone in to buy golf supplies because with the discount it is cheaper than at the golf store down the road.
 

Ualexpress

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I have done it at Pittsburgh when we stayed at the Hyatt(?) which is connected to the terminal.
 

Bavarian Chef

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Is this a serious question? You only use your crew ID when you are in uniform?

Huh?

WTF does TSA care what you are wearing? And it's none of their business what I am doing.
 

mynameisjim

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I meet people connecting for food, buy stuff at the crew store, check my mailbox, etc.
 

SteelerMan

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As long as you are at a terminal that your airline services, you're good to go, just prepare to take your shoes off. At some terminals your airline doesn't have service, you will not be able to get through with just your id (in or out of uniform) cheers.
 

glasspilot

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I'm sure it was a serious question. Be sure to post when the "operation" is so I can be on the ground when your organization attacks the U.S.A. again.

To those providing details on how to circumvent TSA security...thanks. The Kinkos ID suggestion was great! Nice work.
 

C-150ETOPS

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After your partner enters the stall after the "wide stance" invitation, ask him if he's a TSA guy :nuts:
 

seefive

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Some airports require you to have a security pass from the ticket counter to get through security. Others will let you in with just your id. it's decided by the local airport. Doesn't matter what you're wearing.
 
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