United Buys Stake in CLEAR

In a new agreement between United and CLEAR, United Mileage Plus members can now enroll in Clear for discounted memberships. Clear machines help administer expedited TSA clearance and are now at 31 airports nationwide. The benefits of Clear membership include saving time and have their own lanes at TSA checkpoints. Clear members also do not have to present identification because Clear recognizes facial biometrics, i.e. iris check, as well as fingerprints. United is helping invest in Clear service at the following airports: Newark Liberty (later this year), Houston Bush International, and Chicago O’Hare. Currently, at O’Hare, no clear security lanes are available. United will help change this in the future thanks to this partnership. For an annual membership, Mileage Plus members can join for $119. Standard membership is i$179 annually. For United Premier Platinum members, Gold, and Silver members, yearly membership will cost approximately $109.
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