IRIS AND FINGERPRINT SCANNING COMING TO SEA-TAC AIRPORT SECURITY AS NEW OPTION THIS WEEK
Biometrics company Clear anticipates launching its screening terminals at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport sometime this week. There will be two terminals at each of the airport’s three security checkpoints. Construction delays pushed back the launch, and Clear was hesitant to give a definitive opening day as a result.
The technology provides an alternative to the part of the check-in process where passengers wait in long, winding lines to have their ID and boarding pass checked by U.S. Transportation Security Administration agents. Instead, passengers can get iris or fingerprint scans while a Clear employee scans their boarding pass, and off they go to the body and carry-on scanners.
Clear has a presence in 15 other airports across the country and boasts more than 600,000 members nationwide. Clear expects to have its service in 24 airports by the end of the year. A partnership with Delta Air Lines will bring Clear terminals to all of its major hubs.
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