Traveling by air is awesome, but let’s face it. It can be a hassle. The ride to the airport, parking, wrangling bags, TSA, long screening lines, waiting to board, boarding. Sheesh!
I have written elsewhere about little tips and tricks in the past, including using Uber and Lyft, riding trains, and packing just one small Tom Bihn bag that fits under the seat in front of you.
I have another little tip for you today.
Sign up for Clear.
I already have TSA Precheck, you’re telling me. That’s okay! Clear complements your current screening shortcuts and makes getting from security to your gate even faster.
Sign up online at https://www.clearme.com/home.
The process is painless.
Pay only $179 per year.
Next time you go to the airport, find the Clear kiosks right by your usual PreCheck entry point. One of the helpful employees will walk you through the rest of set up, which includes recording biometric data like your fingerprints and even scanning your retinas! Hello Tom Cruise and Mission Impossible!
The next time you fly, simply walk into the empty (!!) Clear queue, put two fingers on the scanner, get your boarding pass marked, wave it at the TSA ID checker and off you go to Precheck screening. This morning, it literally took me five minutes from entry to escalator heading to the gate. Five. Minutes.
The future of travel is here. (Retina scans are super cool)
Today, the path to happiness is Clear.