Its a big day for Tampa International Airport. The long awaited announcement that will let non-flyers have access to its boarding gates in here!

This program allows up to 100 members of the general public access to gates, restaurants and shopping that was formerly only for active travelers with a boarding pass.

Before this program, the general public was not allowed beyond the security checkpoint. Now however, you don’t have to be leaving town to access all the airport has to offer. It will be open all year-round on Saturdays.

Restrictions will still apply. People will be subject to the same screening process and regulations as passengers that were preparing to board a plane.

The first day of the All Access will be on Saturday, May 4th. The airport will be launching several Mother’s Day specials and discounts at participating shops and restaurants.

To get your your free TPA All Access Pass click HERE:

And for the complete story and details go to WFLA Channel 8 HERE:

Rich Fields is a veteran radio broadcaster who is best known for having been the Announcer on the Price is Right. He is also an Emmy Award winning Meteorologist .