Patience is the companion of wisdom, provided wisdom can remove his belt, shoes, and laptop from his bag in fewer than 20 seconds. Add tranquility to air travel with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a three-month membership to Clear ($44.75 value). Clear is currently available at Denver International and Orlando International airports.
Clear eliminates cumbersome wait times for tired air travelers by using a secure ID verification program that allows eligible globetrotters to speed through security checkpoints. After visiting one of Clear's enrollment centers with two approved forms of identification (such as a U.S. passport and a state driver license), Clear wizards collect biometrics with fingerprint and iris imaging technology to create an all-in-one secure Clearcard. Within seven to 10 business days, FAA-registered storks will deliver Clearcards and grant travelers access to the Denver and Orlando International Airports' regal Clearlanes, the envy of the teaming masses caught in plebian security lines. By presenting a Clearcard to a uniformed Clear attendant while mustering a sufficient level of gravitas, alpha-traveler status is acknowledged, hurtling savvy jet-setters past the travel-document checker. With a quick route through security, Clear commuters have more time to judge romance novels by their covers and shop for duty-free Funyuns.
Children under 18 may use the Clearlane free of charge when traveling with an adult member.
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