Clear lanes launch at O’Hare

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Secure identity company Clear and United Airlines have launched Clear biometrics lanes at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, the airline’s hometown hub.

Clear members need only enrol once, then verify their identity at the airport with a tap of their finger or blink of an eye before continuing on to physical screening. The systems is now in place at more than 30 airports in the USA.

At O’Hare, Clear is available now in Terminal 1 with one lane located at Checkpoint 2 for PreCheck-eligible members and another at the standard security checkpoint, Checkpoint 1. Clear will open in Terminal 2 in the coming weeks.

“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 in Chicago, to support our recent expansion and enhance the travel experience for all.”

As part of this partnership, Clear membership is complimentary for United’s MileagePlus Premier 1K members and discounted pricing is also available at varying rates for other Premier members, US United credit card holders and general MileagePlus members.

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