HOUSTON, TX – Feeling rushed this holiday season? Well, one place that won’t slow you down — believe it or not — is the airport!
Houston’s Intercontinental and Hobby Airports have rolled out Clear lanes. The lanes are designed to get you through security in less than five minutes by using biometric technology.
“It is about getting through security quickly and getting through to the other side where there are wonderful concessions and stores, as well as being a delighted traveler and enhancing security,” says Caryn Seidman-Becker, Chairman and CEO of Clear.
In order to see Clear in action, travelers have to sign up and pay for the service, which can cost up to $179 a year. They also have to go through a verification process and have their fingerprints and/or eyeballs scanned.
“On the day of travel, we call it an ATM of identity. You come to a Clear kiosk, which is the ATM of identity, you put your card in, and your finger down, you go straight through into physical screening,” says Seidman-Becker.
“For the five minutes it took to go through all of the questions and the identification, I expect it’ll probably save me at least an hour in my travels over the next week or so,” says new Clear customer, Jack Warkenthien.
Clear’s already launched in California, Florida, Colorado, New York and a handful of other spots right here in the Lone Star State all so passengers can get the Clear, easy come, easy go experience.