Passenger Terminal Today - Elizabeth Baker

Greenville-Spartanburg International (GSP) in South Carolina has partnered with security identity technology company Clear to launch a biometric solution at its security checkpoint.

Members in the Clear program can verify their identity by using their eyes or fingerprints, replacing the need to show their driver’s license. After verification, a Clear Ambassador escorts members through a dedicated lane and directly to TSA screening. This is expected to reduce the amount of waiting for Clear members at the security checkpoint. Clear Plus – an opt-in membership that provides access to Clear’s expedited security lanes – costs approximately US$16 a month and is billed annually, with discounts available for Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and American Express members, as well as active military, veterans and government officials. The partners predict that the launch will create 17 jobs and generate US$1.5m annually in local economic activity.

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