Clear launches biometric services with United at Houston and Newark airports
Clear has announced the launch of its biometric services at two new major air travel hubs through its partnership with United Airlines, which the company says will make travel easier and more predictable for members of United’s MileagePlus.
George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston has deployed biometric lanes from Clear to terminals B and E, and plans to open them in terminal C in the near future. United’s hub at Newark Liberty International Airport has also opened Clear lanes at the airport’s terminal C. At both airports, the company says it is offering innovative experiences from curb-to-gate and beyond, and offering discounted memberships to MileagePlus Premier members.
Clear has hired 60 new employees in the Houston area, and plans to hire another 20 or more, and has added more than 80 new employees in the Newark area.
“We are thrilled that CLEAR is expanding service to additional terminals at George W. Bush Intercontinental Airport,” Houston Airport System Chief Commercial Officer Ian Wadsworth said. “CLEAR will provide faster identification screening for travelers, but beyond that, this service highlights what the exciting future of travel is all about- using the latest biometric technology to provide a more seamless customer experience.”
Clear enrollment pods and lanes for PreCheck-eligible travellers are now open at Newark, with regular lanes and more enrollment pods about to open at terminal C’s standard security checkpoint.
“As a leading carrier in the New York / New Jersey region, United is excited to bring CLEAR to our Newark hub, a product our customers have asked for when they travel with us. We’re thrilled to not only begin opening lanes here at Terminal C but to also continue working with CLEAR to improve their travel experience throughout the airport,” said Jill Kaplan President of New York / New Jersey for United. “Earlier this week, we opened CLEAR lanes at our Houston hub, and we are confident that customers traveling to and from Newark will enjoy the opportunity to use CLEAR when they travel with United.”
Clear also plans to open in United’s terminals at Chicago O’Hare International before the end of the year.
Beyond airports, Clear technology was recently deployed for fast access at the University of Texas at Austin’s football stadium.