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Title: Clear
Post by: aygart on August 02, 2017, 12:25:36 AM
Clearme.com

Does anyone here use them? Does it really save time together with TSApre?

They are available in a whole bunch of airports including LGA and JFK.
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: LoLo on August 02, 2017, 12:55:38 AM
I think TPG wrote about them recently.
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: aygart on August 02, 2017, 10:04:14 AM
I think TPG wrote about them recently.
Don't see it. Do you have  alink?
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: as2 on August 02, 2017, 10:05:12 AM
I have a friend who uses it. In some ways, it's better than precheck. It also works for non airport facilities.
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: AJK on August 02, 2017, 10:08:08 AM
Lucky has a post today on it. Comments there.
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: aygart on August 02, 2017, 10:09:53 AM
I have a friend who uses it. In some ways, it's better than precheck. It also works for non airport facilities.
That is what it sounds like. I would imagine that for many here who fly out of NYC fairly often this should be well worth it and I am surprised it is not discussed more. There are 2 threads from 4-5 years ago when they were in much fewer airports and that is it.
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: as2 on August 02, 2017, 10:11:48 AM
I was in the a DL SkyClub in DTW and the had cards offering it free for top tier DL status holders.
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: mmgfarb on August 02, 2017, 10:59:41 AM
I was in the a DL SkyClub in DTW and the had cards offering it free for top tier DL status holders.
Diamonds get it for free IINM.
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: yuds70 on August 02, 2017, 11:21:43 AM
Clearme.com

Does anyone here use them? Does it really save time together with TSApre?

They are available in a whole bunch of airports including LGA and JFK.

Rates are much better through Delta.
For regular Skymiles member's it's $99 annually compared to $179.
Or if you are Platinum / Gold / Silver Medallion Members and
SkyMiles Credit Card Members, it's $79

https://www.clearme.com/delta (https://www.clearme.com/delta)
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: as2 on August 02, 2017, 11:26:25 AM
I'd pay $79 if I knew it worked for DW and child the way precheck does.
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: aygart on August 02, 2017, 11:28:08 AM
Meanwhile it seems that no members have it. I find that shocking.
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: as2 on August 02, 2017, 11:31:43 AM
Meanwhile it seems that no members have it. I find that shocking.
If there is particular information, or experience based info that you can't seem to find, I'd be happy to ask my friend. I believe he has it through work, and uses it quite often.
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: mmgfarb on August 02, 2017, 11:34:15 AM
I'd pay $79 if I knew it worked for DW and child the way precheck does.
You get one additional household member for $50 and anyone under 18 is free.
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: aygart on August 02, 2017, 11:36:14 AM
If there is particular information, or experience based info that you can't seem to find, I'd be happy to ask my friend. I believe he has it through work, and uses it quite often.
I would love to hear how much time he feels it saves him per flight and the like. Basically a review of what it does and doesn't help with.
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: as2 on August 02, 2017, 11:40:49 AM
I would love to hear how much time he feels it saves him per flight and the like. Basically a review of what it does and doesn't help with.
I'll ask him. I believe he used precheck previously, so I'll see if I can get a comparison.
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: aygart on August 02, 2017, 11:42:15 AM
I'll ask him. I believe he used precheck previously, so I'll see if I can get a comparison.
From what it seems the 2 are mutually exclusive.
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: as2 on August 02, 2017, 11:44:17 AM
You get one additional household member for $50 and anyone under 18 is free.
Eh, still will cost me $129 even with the discount, and I usually travel with DW, so it's useless unless she gets it as well.
From what it seems the 2 are mutually exclusive.
Seems so. I'll see what he says.
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: aygart on August 02, 2017, 12:11:44 PM
Eh, still will cost me $129 even with the discount, and I usually travel with DW, so it's useless unless she gets it as well. Seems so. I'll see what he says.
If it really works I would pay that in a heartbeat.
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: as2 on August 02, 2017, 12:20:47 PM
If it really works I would pay that in a heartbeat.
At that price, it would really have to offer a lot for me to not be happy sticking with precheck.
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: aygart on August 02, 2017, 12:24:13 PM
At that price, it would really have to offer a lot for me to not be happy sticking with precheck.
From what it seems the 2 are mutually exclusive.
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: as2 on August 02, 2017, 12:31:58 PM
From what it seems the 2 are mutually exclusive.
what exactly do you mean by this?
Title: Clear
Post by: mmgfarb on August 02, 2017, 12:42:48 PM
what exactly do you mean by this?
Clear just let's you skip the wait to get your ID checked, they bring you to the front of the line to go directly to the metal detector/scanner. If you have precheck you'll go to the precheck line, if not, the regular line.
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: as2 on August 02, 2017, 12:44:21 PM
Clear just let's you skip the wait to get your ID checked, they bring you to the front of the line to go directly to the metal detector/scanner. If you have precheck you'll go to the precheck line, if not, the regular line.
Ah, that's why it wasn't making sense.
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: aygart on August 02, 2017, 12:50:49 PM
Clear just let's you skip the wait to get your ID checked, they bring you to the front of the line to go directly to the metal detector/scanner. If you have precheck you'll go to the precheck line, if not, the regular line.
Therefore if there is a line at pre it helps you with that as well.

(http://onemileatatime.img.boardingarea.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/CLEAR.png)
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: as2 on August 02, 2017, 12:51:57 PM
Therefore if there is a line at pre it helps you with that as well.

(http://onemileatatime.img.boardingarea.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/CLEAR.png)
Got it.
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: greathummer7 on August 02, 2017, 06:19:32 PM
w/ the Delta Skymile discount, cost for most people is just $99/yr.

but if you have GE/Precheck, personally I've never observed that line to be long enough that I feel passing that line would saved a material amount of time. Also the availability of Clear is still very limited, and usually only in the Delta terminal of airports that has it. maybe if you fly Delta a lot and the airports you frequent have crazy Precheck ID verification lines...
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: aygart on August 02, 2017, 07:07:50 PM
w/ the Delta Skymile discount, cost for most people is just $99/yr.

but if you have GE/Precheck, personally I've never observed that line to be long enough that I feel passing that line would saved a material amount of time. Also the availability of Clear is still very limited, and usually only in the Delta terminal of airports that has it. maybe if you fly Delta a lot and the airports you frequent have crazy Precheck ID verification lines...
In JFK that seems to be the case as it is only available in Terminal 2 and in LGA it is in A, C, and D but not B which does not service Delta, in other airports such MIA, MCO and others it gets many other ailines
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: mendyt on August 08, 2017, 10:50:39 PM
Dont think this was mentioned yet.

The first 200 to sign up get a free 3 month trial for CLEAR at http://www.clearme.com/wendover
Apparently the link is still working
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on August 19, 2017, 10:21:33 PM
Dont think this was mentioned yet.

The first 200 to sign up get a free 3 month trial for CLEAR at http://www.clearme.com/wendover
Apparently the link is still working

Thanks for posting, just worked for me. I'll try it out this week.

Even let me turn off auto-renew without cancelling the trial.
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on August 29, 2017, 01:16:21 AM
Just used Clear tonight at LAX T2.

There was an agent at the Clear lane at the bottom of the staircase who opened the rope to… the main staircase up to screening. At the top of the stairs, there was the regular Pre-Check lane with like 4 people and another roped-off Clear area with one person.

Needless to say, I made it through slower than if I would've stayed with the TSA Pre-Check ID line, as the four people were long gone by the time I finished up with Clear.

Seriously, all that just so you don't have to show an ID??
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: thaber on August 29, 2017, 01:20:26 AM
Just used Clear tonight at LAX T2.

There was an agent at the Clear lane at the bottom of the staircase who opened the rope to… the main staircase up to screening. At the top of the stairs, there was the regular Pre-Check lane with like 4 people and another roped-off Clear area with one person.

Needless to say, I made it through slower than if I would've stayed with the TSA Pre-Check ID line, as the four people were long gone by the time I finished up with Clear.

Seriously, all that just so you don't have to show an ID??
I thought it looked like that, but ti didn't make sense so I assumed I was missing something. I guess not. And I assume you are showing ID to the clear agent at the bottom?
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: mendyt on August 29, 2017, 01:23:54 AM
Just used Clear tonight at LAX T2.

There was an agent at the Clear lane at the bottom of the staircase who opened the rope to… the main staircase up to screening. At the top of the stairs, there was the regular Pre-Check lane with like 4 people and another roped-off Clear area with one person.

Needless to say, I made it through slower than if I would've stayed with the TSA Pre-Check ID line, as the four people were long gone by the time I finished up with Clear.

Seriously, all that just so you don't have to show an ID??
Thanks for reporting
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: aygart on August 29, 2017, 08:53:21 AM
Just used Clear tonight at LAX T2.

There was an agent at the Clear lane at the bottom of the staircase who opened the rope to… the main staircase up to screening. At the top of the stairs, there was the regular Pre-Check lane with like 4 people and another roped-off Clear area with one person.

Needless to say, I made it through slower than if I would've stayed with the TSA Pre-Check ID line, as the four people were long gone by the time I finished up with Clear.

Seriously, all that just so you don't have to show an ID??
The theory for it working is in a case with more than 4 people at the pre-check line.
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on August 29, 2017, 10:07:43 AM
The theory for it working is in a case with more than 4 people at the pre-check line.

But that's a 1:4 ratio!
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: Sig on August 30, 2017, 10:03:19 AM
Just to be clear, Clear doesn't advertise that they take you to the head of the metal detector line, just the head of the TSA ID and ticket check line. They may have an informal deal with a local TSA team that gets them that, but that's not something you can count on. I've never had to wait more than 5 minutes in the line to have TSA check my ID even out of all the NYC and DC airports which I fly out of all the time, so Clear really isn't worth the time it would take for me to sign up, even if it was free.
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on August 30, 2017, 11:59:18 AM
Just to be clear, Clear doesn't advertise that they take you to the head of the metal detector line, just the head of the TSA ID and ticket check line. They may have an informal deal with a local TSA team that gets them that, but that's not something you can count on. I've never had to wait more than 5 minutes in the line to have TSA check my ID even out of all the NYC and DC airports which I fly out of all the time, so Clear really isn't worth the time it would take for me to sign up, even if it was free.

Well, the screening is right after the ID check. It may be crowded with a wait to get stuff on the belt etc, but not much of a line there per se.

It seems that you still end up waiting about the same amount for someone, just that it's a Clear rep in this case.

I guess it would help if the ID line is endlessly long, but the last time I encountered that was like 5 years ago in EWR without TSA Pre.
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: jose34 on January 20, 2018, 12:50:43 PM
Anyone have more of comparison between CLEAR and Global Entry?
Does CLEAR when coming into the country also?


Title: Re: Clear
Post by: myi on November 16, 2018, 01:49:26 PM
Enjoy CLEAR for

2 free months*

For you and up to 3 family members, travel stress-free all season long.

START YOUR TRIAL
Or use code PECANPIE at clearme.com.

Offer ends 11‌/‌30. Kids under 18 are free and don't need to enroll.

Title: Re: Clear
Post by: jose34 on November 17, 2018, 05:53:10 PM
You cant get 3 months anymore?
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: myi on December 14, 2018, 02:14:41 PM
You cant get 3 months anymore?
You can potentially get up to 8 months free.

https://www.doctorofcredit.com/hertz-partners-with-clear-get-up-to-4-months-for-free-plus-another-4-months/
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: shulem92 on December 14, 2018, 02:47:48 PM
You can potentially get up to 8 months free.

https://www.doctorofcredit.com/hertz-partners-with-clear-get-up-to-4-months-for-free-plus-another-4-months/
looks like you have to go to ATL for that...
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: myi on December 15, 2018, 08:28:50 PM
looks like you have to go to ATL for that...
Anyone familiar with the sign up process ? Similar to tsa/glabal?
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: jose34 on December 16, 2018, 07:47:32 AM
Anyone familiar with the sign up process ? Similar to tsa/glabal?
Kind of....
You sign up online give your basics name, email address etc...
Then when you get to the airport leave a few extra minutes ( no appt necessary) and when you find the Clear kiosk near the security tell you singed up  online and want to finish the sign up, that is when they take down you adress and stuff and then you they ask to take you biometrics ( your and eyes and fingerprints). 

Title: Re: Clear
Post by: JACKBLUE on December 16, 2018, 07:51:43 AM
I arrived to LGA 25 min to my flight, security had crazy lines there was no way I’m making this flight.
A lady came over to me and asked “Hi would you like to try out Clear we’re offering a 30 day free trial now?” I said “Sure Thanks”.... it took exactly 3 min to sign up and exactly 3 min later I was after security! (Never mind I got held up by security for another 15 min and arrived to gate 4 min to flight but that’s a different story!!)
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: jose34 on December 16, 2018, 08:00:02 AM
I arrived to LGA 25 min to my flight, security had crazy lines there was no way I’m making this flight.
A lady came over to me and asked “Hi would you like to try out Clear we’re offering a 30 day free trial now?” I said “Sure Thanks”.... it took exactly 3 min to sign up and exactly 3 min later I was after security! (Never mind I got held up by security for another 15 min and arrived to gate 4 min to flight but that’s a different story!!)
Its worth to sign up for the free trial but you have to know when to use it; if you would have sign up before you could have gotten at least 2 months free....  :(
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: JACKBLUE on December 16, 2018, 09:38:47 AM
Its worth to sign up for the free trial but you have to know when to use it; if you would have sign up before you could have gotten at least 2 months free....  :(
I don’t fly that much....
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: myi on August 22, 2019, 09:25:40 PM
Working for anyone?

@Drofcredit: Looks like promo code CLEARFD9223 will give 6 months of CLEAR for free?
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: Something Fishy on August 22, 2019, 09:32:44 PM
Working for anyone?

@Drofcredit: Looks like promo code CLEARFD9223 will give 6 months of CLEAR for free?

Says invalid code for me.
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: normathej on October 31, 2019, 01:10:24 PM
Finally coming to EWR on 11/1!
Now I can use the free year that Dan got me a few months ago...
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: sruliL on October 31, 2019, 02:28:53 PM
I'm having a hard time finding a list of CLEAR application centers. Is it just the airports they currently are in?
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: yeshivabucher on October 31, 2019, 02:31:48 PM
I'm having a hard time finding a list of CLEAR application centers. Is it just the airports they currently are in?
maybe some Hertz location they partner with as well
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: jose34 on October 31, 2019, 04:09:38 PM
I'm having a hard time finding a list of CLEAR application centers. Is it just the airports they currently are in?
Easiest thing is next time you fly to give yourself a few extra minutes to physically sign up. No reason to make  a special trip to sign up.
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: yelped on October 31, 2019, 04:11:25 PM
Easiest thing is next time you fly to give yourself a few extra minutes to physically sign up. No reason to make  a special trip to sign up.
Does it take effect right away?
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: lubaby on October 31, 2019, 04:13:58 PM
Does it take effect right away?
Yes. Make the account first online, then give yourself 5 extra minutes when flying for first time after for the fingerprinting process.
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: yelped on October 31, 2019, 04:17:06 PM
Yes. Make the account first online, then give yourself 5 extra minutes when flying for first time after for the fingerprinting process.
Thanks. So will take advantage of the Hertz PC 4 month trial and signup in Newark for my upcoming flight.
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: Abebee on November 26, 2019, 05:03:30 PM
We're on the move!
This holiday gift came early. CLEAR is newly open in three of the busiest US hubs – just in time for Thanksgiving travel.

O'Hare is here!
This is big: CLEAR is now in Terminal 1
at Chicago O'Hare Airport.

New to Newark
Terminal C is up and running for both
PreCheck and standard passengers at
Newark Liberty International Airport.

Hello again,
Houston
We've expanded CLEAR to
Terminals A, B, C and E at
George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: Galitzyaner on February 09, 2020, 04:34:27 PM
Re. allowance to add up to 3 family members for $50 each, does anyone know if they really have to be "family" or just anyone?

TIA!
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: Dan on February 09, 2020, 04:45:58 PM
Re. allowance to add up to 3 family members for $50 each, does anyone know if they really have to be "family" or just anyone?

TIA!
Anyone.
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on May 18, 2020, 03:54:40 PM
Hertz giving up to 6 months Premium for free.
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: jose34 on May 19, 2020, 01:44:12 PM
Even if you got a free trial already?
Title: Re: Clear
Post by: simplicity on May 19, 2020, 02:15:33 PM
Hertz giving up to 6 months Premium for free.
https://www.doctorofcredit.com/hertz-partners-with-clear-get-up-to-4-months-for-free-plus-another-4-months/