HPAEAA wrote:fun2fly wrote:HPAEAA wrote:Honestly I don’t know why they would put them at A, Clear has to staff the machines so there would have to be a resonable number of people using it... as you mentioned, the LCCs may have more leisure travelers traveling a few time a year... at 179/year or 79/year for some medallion members it’s not a cheap solution...
I think we underestimate the avg. pax on F9, etc. If you have a house you bought in 2005 in RSW/TPA/PBI, etc, you were a UA loyalist flying them to RSW/TPA/PBI, etc. UA is gone...so, you going to connect or fly direct? Many people I talked to take F9 to save time so it's not all people w/o an extra $5 in their pocket.
I don't disagree about the customer type fun2fly, but how often are they doing a back and forth to really make it worth while? That was my point - if your traveling 5 times a year, that would be approx 23 bucks per person, per use to shorten the ID check portion of the line if a couple had purchased membership. Note clear is only in MCO, FLL & MIA currently.
The one other factor I forgot about is Precheck availability - are there plans to add Precheck to A? B & C make complete sense since I suspect the majority of CLEAR members are also in Precheck.
Who knows, but probably the guy with the house in FLA has/had a job that paid for all this stuff like you and me. Either way, good to have this offering for CLE pax and it surely doesn't hurt. Albeit little things, you can see the CLE gang trying.