Those of you who are tired of having to wait in long lines at the airport no longer have to wait. There’s a new system called “Fly Clear” which allows you to essentially bypass the standard security lines at airports. Once you sign up with Fly Clear, you are given a biometric card which allows you to pass through security faster and with a lot less hassle. Benefits include:
- no more waiting in unpredictably long lines
- Travelers get a designated security lane
- special concierge help you through the clear lane
- you can use your clear card at any US registered traveler airports at no additional cost
- the coolness factor. You feel like you’re getting special treatment even if you’re flying coach
So if you’re a business traveler, a leisure traveler, and or a frequent flyer, the clear membership allows you to be in control of your own time and schedule. The cost of this exclusive membership is available to anyone for $99.95 per year. They say you can lock in the rate with the two or three or membership for $199.90 and $299.85 respectively without having to worry about the rates going up. There’s no mention however, if and when the rates will ever increase.
Right now the Fly Clear program only has a limited number of airports it works in but I’m sure this will expand more and more over the next couple of years. The good news is a few major airports such as San Francisco, San Jose, New York, Orlando are already participating in the program.
I don’t know about you but I plan on purchasing this biometric card for the coolness factor and even more so to bypass the long irritating stressful cumbersome security checkpoints.