How to Fly Clear of Airport Lines

by Brent Neenan

In the wake of the disasters of September 11th, 2001 the nation came together with the realization for the importance of escalating protection in our airports. However with the improved security measures also came longer wait time and longer lines. Passing through security became a problem and even burdensome for the normal traveler. To fight such snags in travel time however; Clear Me was created. Clear Me is a program that allows passengers to fly clear of certain security checkpoints at specific airports around the country and someday the world.

Formed in 2003; Clear me was chiefly designed to help lower wait time at airports. Instead of waiting in line like everyone else a Clear Me customer is able to present a biometric ID card to specified checkpoints which will let them bypass designated security checkpoints. This service is said to cut wait time down between 20 and 30 minutes.

Because Clear me is a security measure an individual can't just sign up for it like it's an email account. In order to be allowed to fly clear of airport security and become a subscriber to Clear Me's services one must provide several pieces of information. This information includes multiple forms of government ID, passing a LexisNexis background check and submitting to a fingerprint and iris scan. Once you accepted to pay the annual fee of around $200 you will then be permitted for Clear Me.

Once you've become a member you can sidestep the lines everyone else is waiting on and provide your biometric ID card to the proper officials you will be well on your way to fighting the long lines and wait times.

It's still up for debate whether or not Clear Me is a service that is going to last. Though it folded once before; its new investors are honoring old memberships of 200,000 subscribers. Will you be the one waiting in line or will you too be flying clear of airport security?

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