I’ve been a proponent of CLEAR for quite some time. I’ve been hoping for 2 things:
1. More integration with TSA Pre-Check. They did this in Denver recently and it makes a nice difference when the Pre-Check line is a bit long on the morning. As TSA expands the number of eligible passengers for Pre-Check, the lines have gotten a bit longer. They definitely move a ton faster and are more convenient than a regular line, but the CLEAR integration in Denver makes life easier in the mornings.
2. More airports rolled out as part of CLEAR. They’re only in a handful of airports which makes the value proposition a thin one.
That’s why I was excited to see this subject line in my inbox, “CLEAR’s newest airport is…..”.
Bleh. Non-event. Sure, I go through San Antonio a couple of times a year. But, I have yet to see anyone in line at security. Even at peak times.
CLEAR is valuable, but not relevant. They need ubiquity quickly in the domestic US or I’m afraid it will die. Again.