Many providers offer various types of mystery shopping assignments at airports. These include checks on service at airport parking lots, as well as assignments that take may inside the airport. With most of the restaurants, shops, and so forth of an airport located past the airport security checkpoint, at first glace it appears that you need to be a ticketed passenger to complete these assignments. However, this may not necessarily be the case. If you’ve been passing up on airport assignments because you don’t have access to the restaurants and shops located past the airport security checkpoint, you should take another look at these assignments as a way to make more money as a mystery shopper. Here are some strategies to getting access to the assignments located past the airport security checkpoints:
Get A Second (or Third) Job. If you have a job inside the airport with an airline, at one of the restaurants or shops in the airport, or in another area of the airport, you may have clearance to access these parts of the airport without a ticket. If you live in an area that has a major airport with many shops and restaurants inside the airport, it may be worth your while to get a part-time job at the airport with the bonus of obtaining the airport clearance and getting easy access to the multitude of airport assignments available.
Buy A Refundable Ticket. If getting a job at the airport is not in your cards for the future, don’t worry! There are still some great options to consider for getting access to the assignments located past airport security checkpoints. Some mystery shoppers who have no plans to travel simply purchase a fully refundable ticket to gain access to the assignment’s location, and then return the ticket for a full refund after the site visit is complete. Some tickets have fine print that require you pay a fee to return the ticket. If you have pay a $15-$30 fee to return your ticket and the compensation for the assignment is less than that, it can cause you to actually lose money by doing the assignment.
Work With Your Provider. Some providers can work with you to help you gain access to the assignment’s site location. They can work with the store or restaurant, or in some cases the airport, to get you past the security checkpoint. In some cases, you may end up with more assignments as a result of requesting this special one-time security pass. The provider may ask that you complete additional assignments that are needed to be done in the airport during your site visit in exchange for their efforts at getting you this pass.
If you have been passing up on airport assignments simply because you have no plans to travel in and out of the airport at that time, take a second look at these assignments. There may be several different options available to you to get you past the airport security checkpoint and earning money on these airport assignments.