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If you’ve had enough of removing much of your clothing in front of Homeland Security officers before stepping onto a flight, then the answer could lie in Flyclear. A Clear card with a biometric chip that will fast-track you through airport security.

Here’s how it works. You pay the company $100 for one year service, and give them a truckload of info about you: figerprints, DOB, address, etc. Once they’ve checked you out (and ruled you’re likely not a terrorist or unstable or something), they will give you this blue card with a chip on it. Once you’ve got that, you present yourself at a Clear line in a participating airport, and you get to skip the whole lineup. You still have to go through X-Ray, but you’ll get there faster than anyone else due to the dedicated line. The company is even working on some technology that if approved by the TSA would allow passengers to keep their shoes and jackets on.

Of course, the problem is that it’s currently only available at very few airports: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (CVG), Indianapolis (IND), New York JFK Terminal 7 (JFK), Orlando (MCO) and San José (SJC), with a few more on the way.

I know it’s been out for a while now, but I’m choosing to talk about it now since I’ll be heading off to the airport in the next several hours.

Source: FlyClear

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