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The Clear Registered Traveller Program. So the idea is you sign up as a member of the Clear program for $79.95 a year, and you get the right to use a ‘clear lane’ at airports, kind of like Fast Track. Sounds good, huh? Until you read the small print and learn that you still have to go through airport metal detectors and X-Ray machines. Doesn’t that sort of defeat the object, or is there something I’m missing here, oh fellow air cattle?

 Once in the ClearLane, you will insert your Clear Card into the verification kiosk. The kiosk will read your Card and prompt you to place your finger on the fingerprint reader or look into the iris reader. Once the kiosk verifies that your biometrics match those on your Clear Card and that you are a member in good standing, the kiosk will read “You are Clear.” You will receive a special stamp that will let TSA know you are a Clear Member and you will be exempt from selectee status.

Red – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


  • Red

    This from Jurgen (who couldn’t get a comment form for some reason). Thanks for the input :-) (Red):

    Because the ‘news’ isn’t. I have a fast lane-like pass already for years now, for here at Schiphol Amsterdam airport. Works with iris scans, not those oh *sooo* 20th century fingerprints… Works exactly the same, be it with separate (almost always completely without any waiting line) luggage check lanes — and if the separate lane isn’t open, the regular line is held for one to have luggage checked with priority. And it comes with e.g. parking space closest to the terminal reserved for ya, deep discounts on valet parking services, etc. Neat. Works. By making you feel special. Oh and Bruce Schneier already had something on the zero security improvement months if not years ago.

  • Jurgen

    The ‘news’ isn’t. I have a fast lane-like pass already for years now, for here at Schiphol Amsterdam airport. Works with iris scans, not those oh *sooo* 20th century fingerprints… Works exactly the same, be it with separate (almost always completely without any waiting line) luggage check lanes — and if the separate lane isn’t open, the regular line is held for one to have luggage checked with priority. And it comes with e.g. parking space closest to the terminal reserved for ya, deep discounts on valet parking services, etc. Neat. Works. By making you feel special. Oh and Bruce Schneier already had something on the zero security improvement months if not years ago.

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