At the Airport
Dedicated Clear Lanes and a Clear Ambassador will help with the procedure. Users will go straight to the bag scanners and the front of the security screening line with no waiting. Clear is also busy developing biometric boarding passes to replace scanning regular boarding passes.
Clear Cost at an Airport
A Clear membership at airports is $179 a year, which equals $15 a month. Travelers can add up to three family members for $50 per year, and those under age 18 are free with a member. Delta SkyMiles members get discounted rates. Diamond Medallion members receive a complimentary membership. Gold, Platinum, and Silver Medallion members pay only $79 a year, and General SkyMiles members pay $99. Basic Gold members will get a free trial for one month, Five Star members will get two months of a free trial, and President Circle members will get four months free.
Hertz will be the first major car rental company to let its Gold Plus Rewards members use their face scan and fingerprint via a Clear Hertz Fast lane to rent a car in less than 30 seconds and get through the exit gate. Now available at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), it will be at 40 Hertz locations in U.S. airports by 2019.
At a Stadium
A partnership between Clear and Major League Baseball allows biometric ticketing and a dedicated Clear lane for entry without needing a physical or mobile ticket. CenturyLink and SafeCo Fields in Seattle are also using Clear to replace credit card usage and ID age validation to get concessions and alcohol. Membership for Clear Sports is free and even includes access for one guest.
How to Enroll
Travelers can become members in just five minutes and begin using the lanes immediately. A Clear Ambassador validates the traveler’s U.S. ID, which can be a driver’s license, a state issued ID, a passport, a passport card, a permanent resident card, or a military ID. Then an eye scan, a fingerprint, and a photo of the traveler’s face are taken to create a profile. Answer a few questions to verify identity and provide a method of payment. Travelers have to be 18 years or older to apply.
Clear and TSA PreCheck
They can both be used with Clear avoiding the long security lines and the PreCheck screening lane avoiding the necessity to remove a belt, shoes, and liquids from carry-on baggage.
Clear is contemplating replacing the necessity for cash, credit cards, and physical ID forms for hotel check-ins and in retail businesses.