Bigger, Better, Faster: CLEAR Announces Big Expansion to Houston, Texas

CLEAR to speed travelers through airport security at George Bush Intercontinental Airport and William P. Hobby Airport

(NEW YORK, NY – July 29, 2013) CLEAR, the leading biometric identity service, announced today that it will launch its expedited traveler services at both George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) in late 2013. Houston travelers will now be able to speed through airport security in less than 5 minutes on average, bringing speed, predictability and service back to travel.

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“We are thrilled to expand our network and grow our footprint in Texas by bringing CLEAR to Houston,” said CLEAR CEO Caryn Seidman Becker. “CLEAR and The Houston Airport System are similarly dedicated to creating the best possible experience for residents and visitors to the largest city in Texas. We look forward to welcoming Houston into the CLEAR network this year.”

Three of the top ten most popular destinations from IAH (Denver, San Francisco & Dallas) and HOU (Dallas, Denver, Orlando) are already CLEAR airports. This, in addition to the launch of CLEAR at San Antonio International Airport this August, will further drive the powerful network effect for current and future CLEAR members.

“George Bush Intercontinental Airport and William P. Hobby airport serve over 50 million passengers every year, a number that will continue to grow, especially as Hobby expands into international flights in 2015. The Houston Airport System is always looking for ways to improve customer service, and CLEAR’s solution will be an enhancement to the security checkpoint experience for travelers as our city and airports continue to grow,” said Lance Lyttle, Chief Operating Officer, Houston Airport System.

Certified by the Department of Homeland Security as Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology, CLEAR transforms the travel experience by allowing members to use their biometrics (fingerprint or iris) to speed through security at major US airports. CLEAR membership is only $179 a year for unlimited use. Members can add their spouse or partner for an additional $50, and children under 18 always fly free through the CLEAR lane. Military and corporate discounts are also available.

CLEAR uses biometric technology to identify members and speed them through airport security in under 5 minutes on average, effectively eliminating lines and transforming travel. CLEAR’s secure technology platform delivers certainty of speed and the highest level of service to members at the airport, while also enhancing airport security.

CLEAR operates at San Francisco, Denver, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Orlando international airports, at Westchester County Airport in New York and will be opening in San Antonio International Airport in early August of 2013. CLEAR has a growing base of over 250,000 members nationwide and has already been used over one million times. CLEAR is currently expanding to bring its timesaving, secure biometric technology (fingerprint and iris technology) to airports around the country and is now integrated with TSA PreCheck in SFO, DEN and MCO.

Enrollment is fast and easy and can be done at any of CLEAR’s enrollment centers ( For more information on how CLEAR is changing the way people travel, visit


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