Bypass airport security lines with Clear
Getting through airport security is becoming more and more of a hassle. Clearly, security has to be the #1 concern, but waiting for hours can really bring out the worst in a person. All the people like that, you know, the ones who are ready to explode after an hour or so in line, are perfect for Clear, which is essentially a “fast lane” for airport security.
Clear isn’t available at all airports yet, in fact, it’s a lot easier to list the ones Clear is at:
- Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (CVG)
- Indianapolis (IND)
- New York JFK Terminal 7 (JFK)
- Orlando (MCO)
- San José (SJC)
When you sign up for Clear, you’ll be handing over all sorts of data about yourself to them; pretty much anything they want you’ll give. Once Clear determines you’re not a crazy terrorist, you get that cool looking card you see in the picture. This card stores templates of your fingerprint and iris images, plus a photo.
Once your at the airport, there’ll be a special Clear lane where a Clear rep will greet you. Here you’ll need a photo ID, a finger print/iris scan, and your Clear card. If everything checks out, a TSA rep will let you be on your way. While you bypass the line, you won’t be able to sneak anything on that you shouldn’t have. You’ll still need to put your bags and other items through the X-ray machine and put yourself through the metal detector. Still, it’s all worth it when you get to look back at all the people waiting in line.
Obviously, Clear isn’t going to go around handing this service out for free. You’ll have to fork of $100/year for the privilege of having an amount of personal information on a little, clear card. Oh, you get to bypass security lines as well, but who cares about that?
Clear Site – [via OhGizmo]