How many times have you been stuck in the security line at the airport behind some inexperienced traveler that walks through the metal detector with change in their pockets or leaves their laptop in their bag or even forgets to put their liquid items in a clear plastic bag?
Well now you can bypass all those long lines at 21 select airports with the Clear Card
Here’s how it works:
You start online by creating an account and fill-in basic biographic information. After you fill out your application, you have to go to a Clear enrollment location, where they will verify two forms of government-issued identification, and capture a photograph, your fingerprint images and your iris images. This information is used to allow you access to the designated Clear lane at the checkpoint.
Once you’ve got your Clear Card, you have to verify a fingerprint or iris image (collected during enrollment) in order to enter the Clear Lane at the airport. An attendant will greet you and check your boarding pass, Clear card and government-issued photo ID. You will then be asked to insert your Clear card into the kiosk, which also verifies the fingerprint or iris image that you selected during enrollment.
Don’t get me wrong even with a Clear card you still have to proceed through metal detectors and x-ray machines operated and regulated by the Department of Homeland Security BUT everything else moves along much faster (they claim lane speed is more than 30% faster than the regular lane!).
Total Cost: $199 per year