The Ultimate Guide to CLEAR

CLEAR is a New York-based company that gets travelers through airport security in 5 minutes or less at airports across the US. With dedicated lanes and service-trained staff, CLEAR members can bypass airport security lines by using biometrics to validate their identity. CLEAR has been used over 10 million times saving customers more than 300 million minutes.

Where is CLEAR Available?

Today, members can use CLEAR in 24 U.S. airports and 7 stadiums, covering more than 80% of domestic departure traffic.

The airports include: Atlanta (ATL), New York John F. Kennedy (JFK), New York LaGuardia (LGA), Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), San Jose (SJC), Denver (DEN), Detroit (DTW), Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Dallas Love Field (DAL), Houston Bush (IAH), Houston Hobby (HOU), San Antonio (SAT), Salt Lake City (SLC), Austin (AUS), Orlando (MCO), Miami (MIA), Las Vegas (LAS), Baltimore-Washington (BWI), Seattle (SEA), Washington Dulles (IAD), Washington Reagan (DCA), Minneapolis-Saint Paul (MSP) and Westchester County Airport (HPN) in New York.

Additionally, CLEAR can be used for fast entry into Yankee Stadium and Citi Field in New York, Coors Field in Denver, Marlins Park and AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, AT&T Park in San Francisco, and Comerica Park in Detroit.

Why Should I Join CLEAR?

CLEAR membership can help make air travel more predictable and less stressful for frequent travellers. By skipping security lines with potentially long wait times, members can save time and get through airport security with less hassle. Membership is family friendly, as well. For only $50 a year ($179 value), you can add up to 3 family members to your membership, and these can include your spouse, parent, grandparent, or adult child. Children under 18 can go through CLEAR Lanes for free if traveling with an adult CLEAR member.

CLEAR Airport Procedure

The procedure for CLEAR members is very straightforward. After checking in at the airport, you can proceed to the security checkpoint for the terminal that you are flying out of. Rather than wait in line, you can simply come to the CLEAR Lane, where you are greeted by a attendant who will help you through the process, if necessary. Once at the kiosk, you can scan your boarding pass, validate your identification with a tap of your finger, and move on to the physical screening.

Basic Membership Information

In order to qualify for membership, you must be at least 18 years old and a US citizen or legal permanent resident. In addition, potential members must be able to present one of the following forms of of ID: US driver's license, state-issued ID, US military ID, US passport, US passport card, or a US-issued permanent resident card. All forms of identification must be valid, unexpired, unamended, and have a photo.

An annual membership costs $179, and up to 3 family members can be added as a member for $50. Children under 18 can use CLEAR's services for free as long as they are accompanied by a member.

In order to add a family member, login to your account to access your family code. When your family member enrolls, he/she can enter this code into the promo code box.

How Can I Enroll?

Enrolling is a simple process that can be broken down into 3 easy steps:

  • Register online or in person at a CLEAR enrollment center.
  • If you register online, you must come to the airport enrollment center with required ID in order to submit your biometrics. No appointment is necessary.
  • You are officially enrolled, and can start using the CLEAR Lanes that very same day.

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As a LoungeBuddy member, you can get a discounted annual CLEAR membership by using the promo code LB149 upon checkout at clearme.com or by purchasing your membership via this link. Using the above code or link allows you to purchase a discounted annual CLEAR membership for just $149 - a $30 savings on the normal annual membership fee of $179.

Enrollment for Former Members

If you are a former CLEAR member, you can reactivate your account online or head straight to the CLEAR Lane. CLEAR recently rolled out a platform upgrade that eliminates the need to bring your CLEARcard in order to use their lanes.

The current entity of CLEAR is a revival of the CLEAR program that went bankrupt in 2009. If you were a customer of the former CLEAR company, you can reactivate your membership. Since you should have previously provided your biometrics, there is no need to do so again.

Because many customers still had time left on their memberships when the original CLEAR went bankrupt, the current entity will honor any time remaining on your old membership by crediting the time to the new/reactivated account. This credited time will be activated either from the first time you use the CLEAR Lanes or when CLEAR becomes available at your home airport, whichever comes first.

If you had previously cancelled your membership and want to reactivate it, you can call 855-CLEARme (253-2763) on weekdays between the hours of 9AM and 9PM EST to speak to a representative.

Special Offers

CLEAR and Delta have teamed up to offer exclusive discounted membership rates for US based Delta SkyMiles members. Diamond Medallion members are entitled to complimentary membership, while $79 preferential pricing is available for Platinum, Gold, and Silver Medallion members. General SkyMiles members can take advantage of a $99 annual membership rate.

Additional Information

CLEAR Headquarters:
650 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10019

Phone: 1-855-CLEARme (253-2763)
Available Monday - Friday from 9AM to 9PM EST

Other useful links

CLEAR Official Website

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