June 21, 2012 -
The recently re-launched company, Clear, uses biometric technology to prescreen travelers, enabling them to bypass long security lines. These lanes are open at every terminal at San Francisco International Airport, according to Clear CEO Caryn Seidman-Becker and airport officials.
Similar lanes have been placed at Orlando and Denver, making SFO the 3rd US airport to offer the new cards. Dallas-Fort Worth is next on the list and implementation will take place in a few months.
Currently, there are no plans to reintroduce the system in Mineta San Jose International Airport but the company has expressed a keen interest in the project. The program was initially launched about seven years ago and Clear cards were originally issued by Verified Identity Pass out of New York City. The first airport to have fast pass lanes was Orlando.
The technology is a welcome break for constant travelers as it allows them to move within the airports quickly and with less obstruction.
There is an annual membership cost of $179 USD per person and $229 for a family.