NEW YORK, May 17, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CLEAR, the nation's pre-eminent biometric secure ID program, announced today it will launch its expedited traveler service at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) on May 23, just ahead of the Memorial Day weekend travel crush.
CLEARlanes will be located at every terminal at SFO, allowing every passenger on any airline to use their biometrics to speed through security.
"We are thrilled to bring CLEAR's biometric platform to San Francisco, a city synonymous with innovation and efficiency. SFO joins CLEAR's growing network of airport partners bringing much needed speed and predictability to the travel experience," said CLEAR CEO Caryn Seidman-Becker.
Since re-launching in November 2010, the CLEARlanes at Denver International Airport and Orlando International Airport have been used more than 500,000 times, collectively saving CLEAR members more than 17 million minutes. CLEAR has a base of more than 200,000 members across the U.S., including about 40,000 in San Francisco.
San Francisco International is introducing CLEAR's biometric technology to enhance passengers' travel experience but it also means 85 new private sector jobs, enhanced security, and new revenue for the airport. It also means that additional customer service agents are available to help all travelers, which makes for happier passengers all around.
CLEAR membership costs $179 for one year with unlimited use. Members can add their spouse or partner with the Family Plan for an additional $50. All children under 18 can use the CLEARlane free of charge, and with no enrollment necessary, when accompanied by an adult member.
Enrollment is fast and easy and can be started online at www.CLEARme.com.
CLEAR is the trusted repository for secure identification. Today, CLEAR's biometric platform delivers speed, predictability, and service to members at the airport, while enhancing airport security. CLEAR's dedicated lanes speed members through security in five minutes or less on average. Enrollment is fast and easy, either at the airport, in town, or at your office. For more information about CLEAR at SFO, go to www.CLEARme.com, or visit CLEAR on Facebook and Twitter.