Clear, a registered traveler program
business travelers, could be launched at up to 40 major airports in
the coming year.
In July 2005, Orlando International Airport became the first
such facility to offer Clear, managed by New York City-based
Verified Identity Pass. Since then, more than 13,000 flyers have
signed up for the $79.95-per-year service, which can cut wait times
at security checkpoints to mere minutes.
In January, Indianapolis International Airport announced it
would offer the program. Other airports on the list for rollout
include Denver International, Phoenix Sky Harbor International and
San Francisco International.
“Clear is a common-sense solution,” said Steven Brill, CEO of
Verified Identity Pass. “It will provide an enhanced security
experience for all travelers by easing the traffic at all
To sign up, travelers must complete an application online at www.flyclear.com
, provide in-person biometric data,
including fingerprint and iris images, and pass a security
background check by the Transportation Security Administration.
Upon approval, they are issued a Clear card, valid for use at
airports offering the service.