I am expecting a 21-yr old exchange student from Brazil at the Atlanta airport. She's flying domestic on Southwest from New York, where she's being put on the plane by the exchange program after a week of orientation. She has very little English and no cell phone and has never been to the United States.
Normally I meet people outside the secured area either at baggage claim or at the one place where all passengers leave the secured area. However I'd like to meet her at the gate because
- to ease any anxiety she has navigating the world's busiest airport
- so she doesn't get lost finding the exit, which involves finding the underground train and taking it to the correct stop
- so I don't accidentally miss her in the throngs of people exiting the secured area every time the train arrives at the exit
Is there any way to get a gate pass? I can't find any information on the Southwest or ATL websites that don't address minors.