Delta to get Clear private security lanes at LAX, N.Y. airports
By Dan Luzadder
Clear, the private Registered Traveler provider, has reached a partnership agreement
with Delta Air Lines to co-market Clear’s
fast-pass security clearance program and
to install private security lanes for Clear
members at Delta terminals at Los Angeles
and New York’s Kennedy and LaGuardia
which has entered
with several smaller
airlines, said this was
the first major leg-
acy carrier to agree Steven Brill
to promote Clear’s Founder, CEO
biometric identity Clear
for preapproved travelers and put security
clearance lanes inside its terminals.
Lee Macenczak, executive vice president
of sales and marketing for Delta, said the
agreement reflected customer service efforts Delta was undertaking.
“Enabling our customers to move
through security faster, especially during
the busy summer travel season, will be a
welcome addition to the overall Delta experience,” he said.
Cindy Rosenthal, a spokeswoman for
New York-based Clear, said the new lanes at
the Delta terminal in Los Angeles Airport
would bring the number of airports across
the country accepting Clear’s Registered
Traveler membership cards to 19. Clear already operates in terminals at Kennedy and
LaGuardia airports in New York, but Delta
passengers have not been able to access the
Clear fast lanes at those airports.
The new lanes in Delta terminals are set
to go into service by mid-July, Rosenthal
Clear, which has built security lanes at
major airports, has emerged as the largest
provider of the service, though a competitor, Flo Corp., recently expanded its enrollment services after completing its acquisition of the RtGo Pass system from Unisys
A cooperative agreement through the
TSA enables members of authorized providers — three have been approved so far
— to use any of the privately owned security lanes at participating airports.
Clear membership cards are now accepted at airports in Albany and Westchester County, N. Y.; Cincinnati; Denver;
Indianapolis; Jacksonville, Fla.; Little Rock,
Ark.; Orlando; Reno, Nev.; Salt Lake City;
San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose, Calif.;
Washington’s Reagan National and Dulles;
and at some terminals or checkpoints at the
three New York airports.
Clear charges an annual membership fee
of $100 plus a $28 TSA screening fee.
Delta will promote Clear
membership to its frequent
flyers and provide registra-
tion services at airports.
Clear’s founder and CEO, Steven Brill,
described the partnership with Delta as another milestone for the company, which has
enrolled 175,000 members nationwide and
recently saw its millionth user pass through
Clear’s registered traveler lanes.
“Partnering with Delta is a testament to
its commitment not only to providing a
predictable and hassle-free airport experience to its customers but to embracing an
innovative approach to a more efficient security process,” Brill said.
Under the agreement, Delta will promote
Clear membership to its frequent flyers
and will provide registration services at its
lounges and airport terminals.
The Registered Traveler program, initiated as a public-private partnership with the
Transportation Security Administration,
uses biometric information to pre-screen
passengers and enables them to move
through security more quickly at partici-
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