CLEAR’s CEO, Caryn Seidman-Becker, was interviewed on TravelTalkRADIO. She discussed CLEAR’s opening at SFO as well as her broader vision for CLEAR as a biometric platform.
Nice coverage on CLEAR’s SFO opening by the local CBS affiliate.
Watch for a brief interview of Ken Cornick, our co-founder and CFO.
Nice piece in SFGate.com this morning.
A service that provided biometric prescreening of frequent airline passengers is returning under new management to San Francisco International Airport on Wednesday, just ahead of the busy Memorial Day travel weekend.
Did you see the news?
Joe Sharkey at the New York Times, wrote an article that covers some of CLEAR’s plans…
including the exciting news that we’re coming to Dallas/Ft Worth International Airport!
He also wrote:
“Under the new owners who bought Clear out of bankruptcy in 2010, the service is starting to expand aggressively again. The new Clear is proposing a pilot program with the Transportation Security Administration that would rejuvenate the idea of partnerships between private enterprise and the government in air travel security.”
Read the full article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/13/business/an-eye-on-streamlining-security-on-the-road.html
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.
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.
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CLEAR is coming to SFO!
We’ve gotten a lot of excitement and questions from you about SFO…
CLEAR was identified as the successful proposer! We are now working with the airport and will have more details and launch timing after formal approval by their Commission.
We’re working hard to speed our members– including 40,000 in the Bay Area– through as many airports as possible…these discussions can take a while, but we’ve got even more good news coming soon.
It costs $179 a year to join, which might sound steep if you’re not a road warrior, but there’s a discount rate of $50; for family members and no charge at all for children 18 and under. It works like this: You sign up online, then present an ID and get your fingerprints taken at one of the enrollment centers where Clear operates. At that point, you get a card that essentially gets you right through security with no wait (you still have go through the metal detector and bag check, of course).
Nice piece by Barbara Peterson on CLEAR in the Daily Traveler on Conde Nast Traveler.
CLEAR, the biometric secure ID program, which speeds its members through airport security, is seeking to become the Official Sponsor of Daylight Savings Time.
The company is rolling out a broad, multi-media campaign to remind its 200,000 frequent traveler members to plan ahead for November 6, when the clocks are turned back one hour to mark the end of daylight savings time. CLEAR is also offering timely incentives for new members to try the program free and join at a discounted rate.
“Our members tell us that being a CLEARmember saves them so much time that it’s like having Daylight Savings time all year round,” said CLEAR CEO Caryn Seidman-Becker. “That gave us the idea to let non-members try CLEAR for free so they can experience for themselves what a time saver it is.”
New members can sign up for their free trial and $25 discount off their annual membership at CLEARme.com.
CLEAR is running online advertising nationally to support the campaign along with newspaper and out-of-home advertising in its Denver and Orlando markets, and introduced a new blog featuring advice for wellness on the road and how to save more time in your day.
Since the company relaunched operations in November 2010, more than 325,000 travelers have used the exclusive CLEARlanes in Denver and Orlando.
Alclear Gains Sign-ups, but Still Stuck in Two Airports
By: Ed Sealover, Denver Business Journal
Nine months after new owners re-started the Clear pass lane at Denver International Airport, they’re seeing a higher number of customers than expected — but also slower expansion to other airports than they’d forecast.
The Clear pass, offered by Alclear LLC of New York, allows customers to pay a $179 yearly fee to use a designated check-in lane at the Denver and Orlando, Fla., airports.
Alclear records members’ retinal scans and fingerprints on a biometric card that fliers present to airport security. The fliers still must have their carry-on bags and themselves inspected like all others getting onto a plane, but they use a shorter line.
Read the full Denver Business Journal article here: http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/print-edition/2011/08/19/alclear-gains-sign-ups-but-still.html?page=all
By: Craig Kotilinek of Islands Magazine
Security lines down to a science, but time sponging checkpoints are unavoidable. Get where you’re going a little faster with James Bond-like iris scans. Find this extra layer of security on passes like CLEAR card, which now store not only fingerprint information but eye pattern info as well.
To read more from this issue of Islands Magazine go to: http://www.islands.com/