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Gate Pass / Child under 5 y.o.

shalatee
New Arrival

Will Southwest issue a Gate Pass to the parent looking to go through security and pick up their 4 y.o. child at the gate through which the other parent just flew in from?

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Re: Gate Pass / Child under 5 y.o.

dfwskier
Top Contributor

Yes it will. Ask at the ticket counter

Re: Gate Pass / Child under 5 y.o.

TheMiddleSeat
Top Contributor

If you ask nicely, sure, but why should one be issued if the child is already accompanied by an adult?

 

--TheMiddleSeat

Re: Gate Pass / Child under 5 y.o.

shalatee
New Arrival

To avoid buying a ticket to when passing through security to pickup child.

Re: Gate Pass / Child under 5 y.o.

DancingDavidE
Top Contributor

@shalatee wrote:

To avoid buying a ticket to when passing through security to pickup child.


Gate pass is fine with me for whatever reason. But if you for whatever reason don't get one it seems solvable by meeting up at security. 

 

Can't the flying parent bring the kid to the exit of security and have them run out to you on the other side?

 

Traveling parent can also exit security to hand off kid and then go back through security?

 

Gate passes are usually fine but not guaranteed, it would be good to discuss these backup options.

 

 

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