Las Vegas McCarran International Airport will install biometric-based CLEAR security lanes later this year, which will allow pre-registered travellers to enjoy an expedited security experience.
The CLEAR programme works by identifying travellers using their fingerprints and iris scanning technology at self-service kiosks, and if approved, they will be granted access to a dedicated CLEAR security lane.
All US citizens with a US passport or US-issued Permanent Resident or Alien Registration Card can apply to register for CLEAR, which costs $179 for an annual membership.
CLEAR security lanes are also in place at San Jose, San Francisco, Denver, Dallas/Fort Worth, San Antonio, George Bush Intercontinental, William P. Hobby (Houston), Orlando and Westchester County airports.
According to CLEAR, it is expecting a number of other US airports to install CLEAR security lanes in the coming months, and it is reportedly in discussions with 12 major airports to explore potential implementations.