• CLEARcard is back in business

    2011-01-26

    Travelers may have an easier time getting through security once again, as the CLEARcard has been implemented in two American airports for the first time since the company went bankrupt in 2009, reports the Huffington Post.

    Customers who subscribe to the service must pay an annual fee of $199 in order to bypass the first manual security check, in which the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent checks identification documents. The CLEARcard holds a traveler's biometric information, such as fingerprints, iris scans, extensive background information and copies of government-issued IDs, reports the news source.

    The technology is currently only in use in Orlando, Florida, and Denver, Colorado, however, owners of the company are optimistic that it will expand and appear in 12 more airports this year.

    Those who are interested in signing up for a CLEARcard must fill out a lengthy application and provide their biometric data to be implemented on the card. Subscribers will be able to insert their card into a machine for verification, then they will be allowed to pass through the first security checkpoint, according to the news provider.

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