Clear speeds up airport checkpoint lines at McCarran International Airport

December 18, 2014 - 

Clear, which recently rolled out its fingerprint and iris recognition system at Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport, said that the greatest advantage of its technology is speeding up airport checkpoint lines, according to a report by Review Journal.

Previously reported, Clear introduced its biometrics security fast-pass system at McCarran International Airport this past summer, making it the 10th airport in the United States to offer the identity verification system.

Clear’s biometric kiosks can be found near Terminal 3 checkpoint and the checkpoints at the C and D gates and the C gate annex in Terminal 1.

Clear and McCarran also plan to install additional machines in the A and B gate area.

To use the machines, Clear customers insert a card into the kiosk, scan a paper or mobile boarding pass which then prompts them to conduct either a fingerprint scan or iris image capture.

Once the passenger is successfully verified, he or she is directed to a separate expedited lane for known travelers. Clear employees are also available on hand to assist with the process if needed.

Those passengers who are interested in setting a Clear account can do so at an airport kiosk, Clear’s McCarran office or start the process online. To set up an account, customers will need two forms of identification, generally a passport and a driver’s license.

Clear has hired 45 “ambassadors” to help customers in Las Vegas, said Clear VP of operations Charmaine Taylor.

Other than McCarran, Clear kiosks are in operation at airports in San Francisco, San Jose, Denver, Orlando, San Antonio, Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston’s Hobby International and Bush Intercontinental airports, and Westchester County, New York.

Clear recently posted a case study video that provides more details about implementing its biometrics security fast-pass system at McCarran International Airport.

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