It's been roughly 18 years since people have been allowed past the security checkpoint at Detroit Metro Airport without having a flight ticket.

According to WDIV, beginning Tuesday (10/22), DTW visitors will be able to enter the post-security areas of the McNamara and North terminals through the DTW Destination Pass program.

Basically, you'd be able to go to the airport restaurants, shops or spend more time with family/friends prior to flying.

The new program is available for visitors at both terminals from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. I'm not sure why it's not allowed on Mondays, seems kinda weird.

Of course, It's not as easy as simply going to the airport and shuffling by security like it's 1999. You have to first apply for a pass through the airport's website the day before you plan on going to the airport. You'll then get an email with all the details that you need.

The pilot program will be limited to 75 visitor passes per day and ends on January 5th, 2020. These passes will get scooped up extremely fast every day, so you'll have act fast. Click here to apply for your pass.

I remember back in the day waiting at the terminal for my brother to come home from the Navy and surprising him when he got off the plane. It truly feels like a lifetime ago since we've been able to do that. If you remember it all came to an end after the 911 attacks.