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Flyclear

Updated on April 20, 2007

Anyone who has traveled by plane since 9/11 has probably noticed how much of a pain that it is. Especially when they ask you to take out your laptop, then your shoes, and give up all your liquids. This is especially a pain for those who carry an abundance of electronic goods, for you will automatically labeled "security risk".

Now there is an express pass for those who want to go through this security clearance thing faster. Flyclear is a company that offers passengers the chance to literally fly clear of all this security. All you need to do is pay $99.95 a year, plus a one-time fee of $28 USD. (There are special rates for those who know they will have the service for a few more years.) Oh, you also have to register online with two types of official ID, and then go to an enrollment center where you have a photo, fingerprints, and biometric details taken from you. Apparently, foreigners are encouraged to reply, but a US passport is recommended.

Since Flyclear has access to all this stuff, so does the FAA, apparently. For once you are cleared for take off, they give you a transparent card with a biometric chip. Now that you are a card-carrying member of Flyclear, you can just walk through the fast line, sort of like those Fast Express passes at the Disney theme parks.

Unfortunately, this service is only in a few airports such as Orlando, Indianapolis, San Jose, and Cincinnati. It is only in one terminal at JFK, but that will soon expand to more. More airports are also underway to take the Flyclear program, which is currently not servicing on a 24-7 basis. In other words, you can only use your Flyclear pass when the Flyclear line is open. Hopefully you do the bulk of your traveling from 9-5, or whenever Flyclear lanes are open.

When I read an article about Flyclear, it joked that "terrorists get 40% off". That's one of those jokes where you laugh, then you really wonder why you laughed in the first place. I can't help but wonder if terrorists will use the Flyclear as a free pass to get their goods on board.

However, I don't think having a Flyclear pass is going to keep you and your stuff from having to go through the X-rays. Flyclear is just a way to make you go to the head of the security line, which can sometimes be worth the high price. Security lines can often jam up, and it's nice to be able to get through quicker than a snail's pace. Who knows, Flyclear may become an elitist society for those frequent flyers. Sort of like those velvet ropes at certain clubs.

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      FlyClearSave 

      10 years ago

      A great way to save on your new Clear Card!

      1 FREE Month Added to membership - PERFECT-100% Working! Enjoy! (http://www.flyclear.com). EXP 12/31/2008

      DISCOUNT CODE: [b] SCA94534 [/b]

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      marti 

      10 years ago

      I joined Clear Pass and must say that after using it several times at different airports I am MORE THAN THRILLED about the time that it has saved me virtually every time I used it! I found the attendants at the Clear Pass lanes were cheerful and helpful (probably because the work load is way light — there was NEVER anyone else on the clear pass line!) and helped me through security quickly. I felt like a rock star going to the head of the line EVERY TIME with the Clear Pass attendants carrying my bags and smiling all the way. One flight I had that was in a way overcrowded airport with regular line out the door, saved me at least an hour by using the Clear Pass. I recommend Clear Pass to anyone who has little patience to wait in a line that inches along and would rather sit at the gate relaxing. If you use my Referral Code: SCA20888 when you sign up for the Clear Pass - both you and I will get a FREE MONTH! Thanks and good luck to you!

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      joe 

      10 years ago

      nice...always looking to save some cash nowdays! :)

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      FlyClearSave 

      10 years ago

      A great way to save on your new Clear Card!

      1 FREE Month Added to membership - PERFECT-100% Working! Enjoy! (http://www.flyclear.com). EXP 12/31/2008

      DISCOUNT CODE: SCA94534

    • profile image

      FlyClearSave 

      10 years ago

      A great way to save on your new Clear Card!

      1 FREE Month Added to membership - PERFECT-100% Working! Enjoy! (http://www.flyclear.com). EXP 12/31/2008

      DISCOUNT CODE: SCA94534

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      Frank Ortiz 

      10 years ago

      In the upcoming months, when Jet Blue's new T5 is ready, will Fly Clear be ready also at this new terminal?

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