The newest way to beat lines at the airport involves quickly scanning your eyes or fingerprints — here’s how CLEAR works

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I’m grateful to say I’ve never missed a flight due to an unexpectedly long or slow security line (knock on wood), but I’ve come close many, many times.

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Very stressful at its worst and mind-numbing at its best, waiting in a security line is an experience no one enjoys. No amount of mental willpower or foot-tapping can get you through the line faster, but there is a new biometric security service called CLEAR that can.

CLEAR is a friction-free security process at airports, stadiums, and arenas that scans your eyes or fingerprints so you can reach and focus on the place you really want to be — the flight gate, concert, or game — quickly and conveniently. 

Just like safety and security is valued at airports and large venues, CLEAR values customer security and ensures member data is kept private and secure through double encryption. This way, you have the peace of mind that your data is safe, all while you enjoy the benefits of an effortless security process. 

Learn more about how CLEAR can make you a more happy traveler and event attendee below. 

Streamline your travel experience and enroll in a two-month free trial of CLEAR here using the code “INSIDER.”

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Here’s a quick visual look at how CLEAR will save you time.

The first security checkpoint at the airport involves standing in line to get your boarding pass and ID scanned by a TSA agent. With CLEAR, you’ll skip this part, have your own lane, and be escorted directly to the physical screening. 

In the designated lane, all you have to do is scan your fingers or eyes at the kiosk to get your identity verified.

This means no fumbling for the documents and IDs you need or joining a line that seems to loop and turn with no end in sight. The platform is Department of Homeland Security- and SAFETY Act-certified.

The enrollment process is quick and convenient.

First, fill out a short online application. Then visit a participating airport to get your eyes and fingerprints scanned. Bring one of the following forms of photo identification with you: 

  • US Driver’s License
  • US Passport
  • US Passport Card
  • US-issued Permanent Resident Card
  • State Issued ID
  • US Military ID

All forms of identification must be valid, unexpired, not amended, and have a photo. 

Once in-person registration is complete, you can use the CLEAR lane that same day. 

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