SFO SELECTS CLEAR TO PROVIDE HIGH-SPEED BIOMETRIC SCREENING — Travelers to Save Time and Stress at Airport Security Screening —

February 1, 2012

(NEW YORK, NY – January 31, 2012) San Francisco International’s Airport Commission confirmed today that CLEAR, the nation’s pre-eminent biometric secure ID program, has been awarded a lease to operate an expedited traveler service at SFO.  This means that travelers can soon pass through security, efficiently and predictably, saving time otherwise spent standing in line.

CLEARmembers will have exclusive access to CLEARlanes at SFO. This means:

  • - former members (CLEAR is honoring membership from all prior members) and anyone who joins CLEAR can expect to predictably and reliably make it through security faster – each and every time they fly out of SFO;
  • - enhanced security at SFO – since biometric screening takes advantage of cutting edge technology to ensure proper identification of travelers;
  • - the creation of new, private sector jobs at SFO, new revenue for SFO, and a way to make the Bay Area even more attractive to tourists and business travelers, providing a boost for the local economy; and
  • - more customer service at SFO — In addition to helping its members clear airport security faster, CLEAR attendants also help non-members, providing all travelers with extra assistance.

“There’s the gift of money.  The gift of love.  The gift of compassion.  But today, San Francisco International Airport (SFO) gave travelers perhaps something even better – the gift of time,” said CLEAR CEO Caryn Seidman-Becker.

“This is a really exciting day for anyone who travels out of San Francisco.  Imagine a world where, rather than having to get to the airport extra early, worrying about how long the line at security will be, and worrying about missing your flight, you know – with certainty and predictability – that if you’re a member of CLEAR, you can clear airport security faster.  That’s exactly what’s happening thanks to the vision and leadership of San Francisco International Airport.  They care about serving their customers, and with decisions like today’s, it really shows.”

Since its re-launch in November 2010, the CLEARlanes at Denver International Airport and Orlando International Airport have been used more than 450,000 times.  CLEAR has a base of some 200,000 legacy members across the U.S., including about 40,000 in San Francisco.

CLEAR membership costs $179 for one year with unlimited use.  Members can add their spouse or significant other to their account 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.

 

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CLEAR is the first and only biometric-based secure identification program for airport security.  CLEAR is a customer-centric company delivering speed, predictability, and service at the airport while enhancing airport security.  For more information on CLEAR, go to www.CLEARme.com, or visit Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CLEARme and Twitter at www.twitter.com/CLEAR_me.

For more information, contact:
Gareth Edmondson-Jones
CLEAR
212-223-5030
917 399-9355