Biometric identity program launches at Sky Harbor

Above: Pictured cutting the ribbon from left to right: Mike Huckins, Vice President of Public Affairs for the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce; Jackie Puma, CLEAR General Manager for PHX; Howard Kass, CLEAR Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs, and James E. Bennett, Director of Aviation Services for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Technology | 11 Jul |

Security lines just got a little more high-tech at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport as eye, face and fingerprint scanners have been installed to get program subscribers through security quicker.  

CLEAR, a subscription-based biometric platform, launched within Sky Harbor’s Terminal 4 on Wednesday. CLEAR subscribers won’t have to pull their ID out during the identification phase of airport security. Instead subscribers will enter their own dedicated line to move to baggage check and metal detectors after scanning their finger or eye.  

“It’s an honor to partner with Phoenix Sky Harbor as the city’s leadership clearly understands the value of improving the airport experience for their flyers,” said CLEAR CEO Caryn Seidman Becker. “We are thrilled to be able to help travelers get to where they need to be in a more consistent, fast and frictionless way.” 

Phoenix Sky Harbor is the 25th airport to offer CLEAR’s service. The company has plans to be available at all of Sky Harbor’s terminals soon. 

All 50 of Delta Air Lines’ Delta Sky Clubs utilize CLEAR for biometric lounge access. CLEAR is also available at stadiums like Safeco Field in Seattle. 

A subscription for bio access through security checkpoints with CLEAR costs $15 a month with an option to add a family member for $50 a year. Members with children under the age of 18 can take the kids through CLEAR’s platform for free.  

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