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Dec072010

Skip Ahead of Airport Security Lines by Becoming 'Trusted Traveler'

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(DENVER) -- As the controversy continues over airport security scanners and pat-downs, the Transportation Security Administration has given the green light to a "trusted traveler" lane at another one of the nation's busiest airports.

The lane at Denver International Airport is operated by New York-based Alclear LLC, a company that pre-screens fliers, giving them quicker access to security checkpoints.

While it won't help them avoid the revealing scanners or intimate checks by agents, travelers willing to submit to a one-time iris scan, fingerprinting and background check are issued a Clear card granting them the privilege of jumping to the front of the line.  Special kiosks scan fliers' eyes using biometrics technology.  A Clear employee checks the passenger's boarding pass and driver's license, just as a TSA agent would.

The program, which costs $179 a year, officially opened last week in Denver.

The Clear card was first launched by businessman Steven Brill in 2005 as a way to help frequent fliers avoid long airport security lines in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.  His company declared bankruptcy in 2009.  The Clear lanes at 23 of the nation's airports were abruptly closed and the memberships of as many as 200,000 customers were never refunded.

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