Thanks for helping to make 2013 CLEAR’s big year

January 6, 2014

As we start a new year, I want to thank our members for continuing to love CLEAR every time they fly.

2013 was a big year for CLEAR: we celebrated our millionth trip through the CLEARlane (closing in on our second million), brought CLEAR to more of your airports (added Houston just 2 weeks ago), and partnered with great companies like Visa and UBER. Even more, CLEARmembers who are PreCheck eligible get to keep their coat and shoes on during physical screening after they speed through the long lines with CLEAR.

Today, CLEAR is stronger and better than ever. We now have over 200 employees waiting to serve you in 22 lanes and 9 airports nationwide.

We wouldn’t be where we are (or where we’re going) without you. In 2014, we will remain focused on expanding our seamless checkpoint experience to more locations nationwide and even beyond the airport.

We are truly inspired by the passion and love for CLEAR that you share with us everyday on social media, via email, and in kind words to our CLEARteam at the airport. Thank you for sharing this incredible year with us.  Wishing you all the best in the new year.

Happy travels!

 

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Can You Beat Tim Ferriss? Take the CLEAR Challenge to Find out and Win!

January 18, 2013

There’s one question on every traveler’s mind no matter where they’re headed—“how long will it take me to get through airport security?”

Ask your friends and they may answer anywhere between 5 minutes (if they’re a CLEAR member) and over an hour—it’s not easy to predict. But, we really wanted to know—just how long does it really take to get through airport security around the country?

So we devised the CLEAR challenge to find out. It’s simple: all you have to do is time yourself going through the security checkpoint, and then share your time with us on Facebook for a chance to win an incredible grand prize. Submit your time either on a mobile device or a computer as many times as you can before March 17th, and start trying to beat your own personal best time!

For an extra challenge, we went to the fastest and most efficient man we know, Tim Ferriss, to help us set the bar for speeding through airport security. He timed himself going through the lane, and we won’t lie to you, it’s fast, but we know you’re faster. All you have to do to enter is submit your time – racing Tim is just an added bonus!

So what do you win? 2 airline tickets to anywhere in the U.S. That’s right—just for sharing your time at airport security, we’re sending you on another trip. We’ll also be randomly selecting from the entries for smaller prizes throughout the Challenge.

So on your marks, get set, and GO take the CLEAR Challenge for a chance to win! See you in the CLEAR lane…

 

 


Lend Your Voices to Ours!

October 23, 2012

We get a lot of questions about when we’re coming to different airports. Well here’s the answer: As soon as we can, and you can help!

We know that we have members and potential members all over the country that would benefit from the speed, predictability and service of CLEAR. Every airport operates differently, with a unique ecosystem and specific priorities, so we’re working day and night gain traction in cities across the U.S. in order to bring CLEAR to you.

And you can help. We’re asking you to lend your voices to ours. Below are a few of the Twitter handles for airports and Mayors in the cities where you’ve told us you’d like to see CLEAR.Your opinions matter–tell your airports and local officials how CLEAR would change your travels, your work, your life. Your voices will be extremely important as we continue to drive CLEAR’s expansion to as many airports around the U.S. as fast as possible. As always, thank you for your loyalty and support.

Atlanta

@Atlanta_Airport

@KasimReed

Chicago

@fly2ohare

@rahmemanuel

Los Angeles

@Lax_official

@villaraigosa

Las Vegas

@LASairport

@goodmanformayor

Phoenix

@phxskyharbor

@mayorstanton

Houston

@iah

@hobby

@anniseparker

Charlotte

@cltairport

@anthonyfoxx

Seattle

@seatacairport

@mayormcginn

Philadelphia

@philairport

@michael_nutter

Boston

@bostonlogan

@thomasmenino

Austin

@austinairport

@theleeteam

Indianapolis

@INDairport

@mayorballard

Baltimore

@BWI_airport

@mayorsrb

Salt Lake City

@slcairport

@ralphbecker

 


Learn More About Our CLEAR Community Charities Winners!

December 23, 2011

It has been a big week for us here at CLEAR. First, we announced our CLEAR Community Charities winners, and then we confirmed something that you may have suspected, given our list of nomination cities – we are coming back to SFO!

It has been an exciting year for us too, and we can’t wait to tell you about all the awesome things lined up for 2012.

CLEAR Community Charities

But this season is all about giving back – and we want to share more about the non-profits who won our Community Charities campaign.

These folks work hard to keep their communities safe. Fed. Educated. All the things they do – big and small – make such an impact. We thank them for their hard work!

Please consider making a donation yourself to these worthy charities. Or whatever charity in your community that speaks to you. Every little bit helps!

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DENVER & BOULDER

$2,000 Winner: 

Women’s Bean Project

Since 1989, Women’s Bean Project has been dedicated to helping women break the cycle of poverty and unemployment. They strive stop chronic unemployment and poverty by helping women discover their talents and develop skills by offering job readiness training opportunities.

$250 Runners Up:

Emergency Family Assistance Association

EFAA helps the working poor, the homeless and near-homeless sustain themselves so they can eventually move toward self reliance.  One-time help with rent, utility bills and other necessities is part of a package of services, including important referrals, which are available to be matched with clients’ verified needs.

Educate!

Educate! develops young leaders and entrepreneurs in Uganda who will solve the greatest challenges facing their communities. Educate! provides a proven mix of a social entrepreneurship and leadership courses, long term mentoring, and an alumni program that helps high school students start enterprises. Today, Educate! is working with 1,400 diverse youth across Uganda and developing a model that can be replicated across Africa.

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ORLANDO:

$2,000 Winner:

Quest

Quest helps people with disabilities achieve their dreams of going to school, having a job, living on their own, and experiencing summer camp. As Central Florida’s premier provider of these services, Quest makes a difference in the lives of nearly 1,100 people each day and has been part of the community for nearly 50 years.

$250 Runners Up:

Rock For Hunger

Rock For Hunger provides warm meals to over 150 people every Monday night as well as career development, lifestyle training, after-school program assistance, and access to creative field trips that aim to stop poverty at its roots. Not to mention their music festival that attracts world-renowned artists and keeps the programs running smoothly to truly change the lives of everyone Rock For Hunger helps.

Poodle and Pooch Rescue of Florida

Poodle and Pooch Rescue is a non-profit organization that rescues dogs that truly need help. They have many older, special needs dogs - the “leftovers” – the ones who are hard to adopt. Poodle and Pooch Rescue provides veterinary care for the dogs and a foster family. When they’re ready, Poodle and Pooch Rescue matches them with a special family who cherishes them for the rest of their lives.

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SAN FRANCISCO:

$2,000 Winner:

San Francisco Food Bank

The San Francisco Food Bank is a critical link between food and people. They provide food to nearly 225,000 people through 450+ nonprofit partners. Hunger impacts people in all walks of life. The San Francisco Food Bank reaches them all – from working families to senior citizens. This year, they are on track to distribute more than 45 million pounds of food to meet an ever-growing need in the San Francisco community.

$250 Runners up:

Help A Mother Out

Help A Mother Out is dedicated to increasing access to diapers for families in need. Their vision is a day when every baby has an adequate supply of diapers. Started by two moms in 2009 with an initial investment of $100, this one time diaper drive has evolved into a nationally recognized grassroots organization raising diapers, awareness, and advocating for long term change in the social safety net.

Marine Mammal Center

Since 1975, The Marine Mammal Center has rescued and treated more than 16,000 elephant seals, sea lions, sea otters and other marine mammals that get stranded along 600 miles of California coast, as well as conducted research about marine mammal health conditions. The Center’s robust education programs teach approximately 30,000 students and adults each year, with the goals of inspiring ocean conservation and showing the interdependence we all share with marine mammals and the ocean.

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Aren’t they amazing?

Many thanks to everyone who participated and…

Happy Holidays from CLEAR!


Announcing: Our CLEAR Community Charities Winners!

December 21, 2011

Wow. All we can say is wow.

When we asked for suggestions in Denver/Boulder, Orlando and San Francisco as to what non-profits you appreciate the most, we didn’t expect the diversity and amazing stories that came in.

It made us proud of the work being done to help people around the country (and, in some cases, around the world), especially during this season of joy.

It also made it nearly impossible to choose the winner.

So, we chose three from each community. Yes, for each community, there will be one CLEAR Community Charity who receives $2,000 from CLEAR – but also 2 other non-profits who will get $250 each as well – to show our appreciation for their hard work too.

And THANK YOU, to ALL the nominees for what you do all year long to make life better for so many people.

As they say, the winners are…

DENVER & BOULDER

Winner: Women’s Bean Project

Runners Up:

Emergency Family Assistance Association

Educate!


ORLANDO

Winner: Quest

Runners Up:

Rock For Hunger

Poodle and Pooch Rescue of Florida


SAN FRANcisco

Winner: San Francisco Food Bank

Runners up:

Help A Mother Out

Marine Mammal Center

This Friday, we will run some profiles on our winners on our blog just to show you how special they are.

In the mean time, let’s celebrate!


Choose Our CLEAR Community Charities This Holiday Season

December 8, 2011

CLEAR Airport Security this Holiday!

This season, we want to hear from our friends about who makes a difference in our CLEAR communities. It’s been an exciting year for us, with more exciting news on the way – and we believe the holidays are about giving back.

Starting today, tell us which non-profits deserve a $2,000 donation from us. Here, on this blog post – tell us who works hard in Orlando. In Denver and Boulder. And San Francisco—which we hope to add to our roster of CLEAR cities very soon!

It’s pretty simple.

1. Comment and tell us about your favorite non-profits in:

• Orlando

• Denver and Boulder

• San Francisco

2. Tell us why they deserve our donation, what they do to support the community, who they have affected with their awesome work.

3. Spread the word.

4. Come back on December 21, 2011, to see who wins in each of the three locations.

5. Celebrate!

It’s not about number of comments – it is about compelling stories and hard work. CLEAR will make the final selection, but you tell us who deserves it.

We are giving three awards of $2,000. We can’t wait to see who gets the prizes, and the amazing things they will do.

Happy holidays to our CLEAR members, colleagues, friends …

And all the best to you in 2012.

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