CLEAR and United Airlines have announced the launch of CLEAR lanes for United travellers at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, making their service available at every United Airlines hub in the United States.
CLEAR lanes allow expedited security screening for passengers by letting them quickly identify themselves with either a fingerprint or iris scan. After enrolling in the CLEAR system and registering their biometric signatures, CLEAR members are able to take advantage of the fast screening process wherever the dedicated lanes are present.
“CLEAR and United see significant opportunity to make travel safer, easier and more predictable for our members, and we’re committed to delivering innovation that eliminates friction from curb-to-gate and beyond,” said Caryn Seidman Becker, CLEAR’s Chairman and CEO. “We’re excited to make CLEAR available at all United Hub locations nationwide and thrilled to have created more than 230 new jobs, including nearly 50 here in Chicago, to support our recent expansion and enhance the travel experience for all.”
“I want to thank United Airlines and CLEAR for continuing to invest in O’Hare and ensuring our airports are on the leading edge of innovation and convenience for travelers,” said Jamie L. Rhee, Chicago Department of Aviation Commissioner. “I also appreciate CLEAR’s commitment to developing a diverse workforce that looks like Chicago. Our airline partners are critical both to ensuring that O’Hare remains the best-connected airport in the country, and a source of pride for Chicagoans.”
In partnership with United Airlines, CLEAR has been constantly expanding its presence in airports throughout the country. Prior to this latest launch in Chicago, CLEAR announced its service would be available at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, and in Birmingham in June.
However, it’s not just in airports where CLEAR is expanding. In the past few months CLEAR has been launched in two major stadiums in the country: in September, its biometric Naked Payment service was introduced at concession stands at Citi Field, the home of Major League Baseball’s New York Mets, and last month CLEAR partnered with the University of Texas to introduce biometric screening at the Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin.
As was the case with the launch in Houston, the partnership with United Airlines offers some additional benefits. MileagePlus Premier 1K rewards program members will have complimentary CLEAR membership, while discounted rates will be available to U.S. United credit card holders, and other MileagePlus members.
November 27, 2019 – by Tony Bitzionis