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Ever Heard Of Flyclear?  
User currently offlineNorcal773 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1446 posts, RR: 12
Posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1634 times:

A buddy of mine who is a frequent international traveller sent me a link the other day regarding flyclear which is a card that lets you bypass the security lines at major airports in the US. I saw their line at SFO the other day and it was empty compared to the mile-long line next to it. I am contemplating joining because I get a free one year membership because I am a Diamond Hyatt Gold Passport member and see how that works out although I am no longer a road warrior like I used to be and only fly international now but wanted to see what your thoughts are before I do.


Here's their website:

http://www.flyclear.com/

[Edited 2008-10-28 22:07:15]

[Edited 2008-10-28 22:08:10]


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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8892 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1632 times:

When Clear comes to MSP, I'll consider joining (it'll probably be sooner than later, given that DL and Clear seem to have some sort of a partnership).

Right now though, 90-95% of the time, I clear security within 5 minutes (even at airports such as ATL and LAS - average wait time at LAS for me is 2 minutes over 10 departures from LAS this year). It helps though that (a) I can access the First Class security line and (b) I tend to fly at more off-peak times.


User currently offlineDesertFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 514 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1614 times:

I would join in a heartbeat if I traveled to any Bay Area airport more often than I do currently, or if it was installed at more airports I fly through. With capacity decreasing, perhaps a system such as Clear won't be as necessary in the immediate future. I wrote PHX to see if they have any plans to add Clear. Here is the response I got:

Quote:
At the present time, the airlines do not have any plans to put a registered traveler program in place at Sky Harbor.



User currently offlineBeertrucker From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1614 times:

I am a member and I joinded when it came out in MCO. I don't travel that much but when I travel The lines are out the door. Why? Cause it is MCO. But I say keep the people coming. I am a bus driver for Disney and without the people I don't have work. But yes it can save you on a busy day a long long line.


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User currently offlineJOEYCAPPS From Italy, joined Jul 2008, 205 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1605 times:

I just can't imagine this programme a few years down the line when everyone joins in, and the flyclear lines are longer than the regular security lines.

I can just imagine it now.


User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8892 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1569 times:



Quoting JOEYCAPPS (Reply 4):
I just can't imagine this programme a few years down the line when everyone joins in, and the flyclear lines are longer than the regular security lines.

I don't think the once-a-year traveller will be willing to pay $100 to get them through security just a little bit faster.

As I said, for me it will depend. If they keep the premium lines that they currently have, I'll gladly save $100 and find better uses for it than Clear. If the premium lines go away though, and I start waiting quite a bit longer, then I'll pay the money.


User currently offlineXkorpyoh From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 819 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1565 times:

i have it
love it!
it is essential for my trips out of IAD because security there is a mess with long long lines.
WIth clear, it takes less than 5 minutes to go trough (downstairs, next to the employee/crew security line)
It used to be part of the idea of "registered traveler" with TSA but the TSA walked out and Clear is simple a private VIP pass or "fast forward" for a price.


User currently offlineNorcal773 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1446 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1437 times:

I guess I am gonna try it out then but only because I am getting it for free for the first year. The times I fly nowadays wouldn't justify paying for it otherwise. The bummer is I gotta go to SFO to show my passport and ID and I have no trips planned until December. I guess I can use that as an excuse to go spotting.  wink 


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User currently offlineComorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4895 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1427 times:

I'm a member and find it of great convenience - until I showed up at CO EWR where they don't have a CLEAR facility. It's worth it if you fly between airports that have it. Needless to say, I also signed up for IRIS at Heathrow (to skip the Arrivals lines) but it's not as smooth - it takes a while for the machine to scan your eye correctly.

User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19275 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1405 times:

The whole idea pisses me off, though.

The government creates an inconvenience and then charges people to circumvent it? It just makes the whole "security" thing seem like more of a farce.

Either way, I don't fly enough to merit it.


User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 10, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1270 times:
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I like SLC's solution to long lines at the security checkpoint. They've got a line for families and those requiring assistance, another line for "occasional travelers", and another line for "expert travelers". The "expert traveler" line moves really quickly.

I think DEN could learn a lot from SLC.

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User currently offlineDesertFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 514 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1242 times:



Quoting 2H4 (Reply 10):
I think DEN could learn a lot from SLC.

According to TSA's website, DEN has the self select lanes at security. Most major airports seem to have it.

http://www.tsa.gov/approach/black_diamond.shtm


User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 12, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1237 times:
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Quoting DesertFlyer (Reply 11):
According to TSA's website, DEN has the self select lanes at security. Most major airports seem to have it.

Cool. They've updated things since I was last there.

2H4



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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1224 times:



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 9):
The whole idea pisses me off, though.

The government creates an inconvenience and then charges people to circumvent it? It just makes the whole "security" thing seem like more of a farce.

Either way, I don't fly enough to merit it.

I completely agree. Security screening is a government run, taxpayer paid for operation. Nobody should be allowed to cut the line over others for commercial monetary gain (such as Flyclear, lines for Elite/First Class, etc) aside from situations that increase the efficiency of the whole operation (such as separating the groups based on how quickly they can get through)


User currently offlineTravelExec From Spain, joined Dec 2007, 449 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1209 times:

At least the Iris scheme in the UK is free...

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