December 5 2017  |  Airlines & Airports

Biometric screenings speeds up security process at US airports

By Ronnie Lovler

A new biometric screening program is now being offered at 24 airports around the US that may help speed up the security process, particularly useful as the busy holiday season travel time approaches.

The company name, Clear, says it all, and the company promises travelers, that by giving Clear access to their personal biometrics “waiting in security lines is a thing of the past".

Biometrics is a technology that verifies a person's identity through their fingerprints, facial features or other physical characteristics. Basically, the way Clear works is by confirming a traveler’s identity through biometrics by a fingerprint scan or an iris scan of the eye. When Clear members arrive at an airport, they go through a dedicated Clear lane to a pod where they either scan their fingerprints on a fingerprint reader or look at a camera that can read iris images.

The company has its own dedicated security lines at 24 major US airports, and if your scan is a match, you’re clear and can proceed to travel.

Presently, Clear is offered at 24 major US airports including Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Orlando, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dulles and Baltimore in the Washington, D.C. area, and La Guardia and Kennedy in New York.

The company confirmed that Clear membership does not replace TSA precheck. Clear members must still go through TSA screening. However, instead of heading to the end of the security line, members go directly to the TSA employee who checks their identification, once they have passed through Clear.

The company’s clearance procedure is based on membership fee of US$15 monthly fee, or US$179 a year. Currently, the company offers a one-month free trial membership. Those interested can enroll online at clearme.com and then complete their application in person at an airport where Clear is offered.

Brand News

August 13 2018

Amarula raises global awareness…

African cream liqueur brand Amarula, in partnership with WildlifeDirect, has marked World Elephant Day, an international…

By Mary Jane Pittilla

August 13 2018

Loch Lomond Whiskies swings into…

Loch Lomond Whiskies marked its first year as ‘The Spirit of The Open’ with a series of exciting golf-themed global travel…

By Mary Jane Pittilla

August 13 2018

Grey Goose Vodka stages summer…

Grey Goose Vodka is running a twin engagement campaign with shoppers at Mumbai and Paris Charles de Gaulle airports.

By Mary Jane Pittilla

August 7 2018

Haribo introduces travel-exclusive…

Haribo is continuing to upgrade its presence in global travel retail with the introduction of brightly colored, travel-exclusive…

By Mary Jane Pittilla

August 7 2018

Hershey brings Chocolate World…

The Hershey Company and DFS Group have partnered to create a dynamic pop-up promotional space…

By Mary Jane Pittilla

August 7 2018

Bottega to stage Spirit of Peace…

Sandro Bottega, owner and Managing Director at Bottega S.p.A., is to commemorate the tragic dropping of the Hiroshima atomic…

By Jas Ryat

August 7 2018

Old Forester Birthday Bourbon turns…

Old Forester Bourbon whiskey will introduce its 18th Birthday Bourbon, the annual limited release created to mark the birthday…

By Jas Ryat

August 7 2018

Puressentiel to launch aromatherapy…

French aromatherapy specialist Puressentiel, which made aromatherapy accessible thanks to ready-to-use formulas, will be…

By Mary Jane Pittilla

August 7 2018

Family Brands Alliance to make…

The Family Brands Alliance, comprising three family-owned spirits businesses, is set to return to the TFWA World Exhibition…

By Jas Ryat

Copyright 2018 DutyFree Magazine. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy Sitemap