According to CNBC, United Airlines and security biometrics firm Clear have partnered to expand their eye-dentification screening kiosks in airports around the US — including hubs like Chicago O’Hare, Houston International, and Newark Liberty.
Clear has nearly 3.8m members sprinting through the security check slog — making the company a crystal Clear leader in speeding up the line.
It’s all about the need for speed
It isn’t only airlines either: In December, Clear teamed with Hertz to get travelers out of the airport — quicker ground game, check.
And last summer, the firm began providing alcohol transactions at sporting events — a faster way of slugging beer to mouth, check. Now people can fly in, drive out, and drink away at a much faster pace.
And the need is only expected to grow
The partnership, which involved United buying a stake in Clear, is the latest example of an airline using biometric screening to move travelers through airports.
Rival airline Delta also has a stake in Clear, and JetBlue is testing facial recognition.