Your twin articles (TNT, 3-11) about the shopping opportunities now available at airports were very interesting. So interesting, in fact, that I took part of my Sunday afternoon to see if some of these wonderful opportunities were available locally, at Sea-Tac International Airport.
Imagine my surprise to learn that only ticketed passengers could even get to the shopping oases described in the article. Airport planners (and the Transportation Safety Administration) might want to consider that there is a large local population who might still enjoy the opportunity to watch aircraft operations while taking advantage of the new shopping and eating options available at airports.
Arrangements should be made for those types of amenties to be placed on the non-secure side of the airport, leaving the secure side for flying.