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Gate Access Pass (GAP) Procedures for BWI

  1. Identify the flight(s) you’d like to attend by reviewing the flight schedule on the next page(s). 
    1. If the flight you would like to support is labeled "TLC/Lone Eagle" in the Hub Name & Departure Airport column, click here for special instructions.
  2. Email Randy Bohn pinnochle@aol.com and John Sheldon adjutant@legionpost156maryland.org and inform them of the flights you’ll be supporting.
  3. Send an email to bwigap18@gmail.com and request a Gate Access Pass (GAP).
    1. The absolute deadline for submitting your GAP request is at least 36 hours in advance of first flight of the day – no exceptions.  Airlines need 24 hours to process your GAP, and the Honor Flight staff needs an additional 12 hours.  
    2. In your GAP request, include:
      1. Which flight(s) and day you will be meeting the Veterans
      2. List first name, initial, last name, date of birth (mm/dd/year format), gender
        1. i.e., John D. Smith, 03/15/66, male
      3. If you are requesting multiple names, please sort by same process as b.2 above…this includes family members
  4. Please note that everyone, babes-in-arms included, needs a GAP.
  5. Picture ID is not required for those under the age of 18.
  6. Park in the hourly garage. Bring your parking ticket (for validation) and a government-issued picture ID.  
    1. The parking validation deadline is 45 minutes before flight arrival time. If you miss this deadline, validation will have be done after all flights are in. 
    2. When leaving the parking arena, check out at the "Cash" lane. They will ask to see your validated parking ticket before allowing you to proceed. Cost to you is zero dollars. 
  7. Pick up point for all GAPs will be near door 7 on the upper level
    1. If you are coming for flights other than the first one and there is no one at door 7, please go to door 4 on the lower level – baggage claim area for Southwest.  
    2. The GAPs and clip board for parking passes will be there along with yellow-shirted volunteers
  8. Dress comfortably and wear your American Legion cover!
  9. Please take pictures and send to Randy and John at the email addresses in Line #2.

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