CLEAR Now Speeds Travelers Through Airport Security at Mineta San José International Airport

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CLEAR opens at SJC and expands Bay Area presence.

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We are thrilled to bring CLEAR’s biometric platform to Silicon Valley, a city synonymous with innovation and efficiency. - Caryn Seidman Becker, CLEAR Chairman and CEO

CLEAR, the leading biometric identity airport solution, launched its expedited traveler service in Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) today. CLEARlanes will be located at both terminals, allowing every passenger on any airline to speed through security lines in less than 5 minutes.

“We are thrilled to bring CLEAR’s biometric platform to Silicon Valley, a city synonymous with innovation and efficiency. SJC joins CLEAR’s growing network of airport partners bringing speed and predictability to the travel experience,” said CLEAR CEO Caryn Seidman-Becker.

CLEAR will be operational in 9 major airports by year end. Both Houston (IAH and HOU) airports will be launching in November - expanding the national airport footprint. CLEAR has also integrated with PreCheck in all co-locations, including SJC, so PreCheck eligible CLEAR members can get the best of both worlds. CLEAR is growing fast and has already been used more than 1.2 million times, making business travelers more productive and saving members collectively over 36 million minutes.

Mineta San Jose International is introducing CLEAR’s biometric technology to enhance passengers’ travel experience but it also means new private sector jobs, enhanced security, and new revenue for the airport. “We’re pleased to once again offer CLEAR’s cutting-edge and efficient pre-screening service to travelers,” said Bill Sherry, Director of Aviation for Mineta San José International Airport. “We were the first Bay Area airport to offer CLEAR in 2007, and now is the ideal time to resume this service as passenger traffic at Silicon Valley’s airport is on the rebound due to more air service choices and an improving economy.”

CLEAR membership costs $179 for one year with unlimited use. Members can add their spouse or partner for an additional $50. All children under 18 can use the CLEARlane free of charge, and with no enrollment necessary, when accompanied by an adult member. Enrollment is fast and easy and can be started online at


CLEAR uses biometric technology to identify members and speed them through airport security in under five 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, San Jose, Denver, Dallas-Fort Worth, Orlando airports, San Antonio Airport, and Westchester County Airport in New York. CLEAR has a growing base of over 250,000 members nationwide and has already been used over 1.2 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 co-locations. 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

About Mineta San José International Airport

Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) is Silicon Valley’s airport, a self-supporting enterprise owned and operated by the City of San José. SJC served 8.3 million passengers in 2012, and offers approximately 135 daily flights on 13 domestic and internationalcarriers to 30 nonstop destinations.

The airport’s $1.3 billion comprehensive modernization project, completed in 2010, makes SJC the most technologically advanced airport in the nation and the first terminal awarded LEED Silver certification for environmental sustainability. Silicon Valley’s airport is located in San José, California’s third largest city and the nation’s tenth largest city. Visit

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