We finally know when Clear is landing at Newark Airport

Oct 31, 2019

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Get ready to *clear* security in one minute flat, because Clear expedited security is finally landing at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) on Friday, Nov. 1.

If you’re not familiar with Clear, it’s a frequent traveler’s best friend. It allows you to skip the manual boarding pass and ID check; better yet, if you’re also enrolled in TSA PreCheck, you don’t need to take off your shoes or remove your toiletries and electronics. Travelers who are enrolled in the program have their own separate lane for the first step, where you use biometric authentication (fingerprint or eye scan) at a kiosk, rather than wait for a TSA agent to inspect your ID and scribble something on your boarding pass.

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This is all to say you can breeze past security in minutes, if not seconds, saving you precious time to enjoy the lounge before your flight.

When United announced over the summer it was partnering with Clear, the airline also confirmed the program would be coming to all its hub airports in the U.S. It’s currently available to passengers traveling through United’s hubs in Denver (DEN), Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO) and Washington Dulles (IAD) and, as of yesterday, George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston (IAH).

If you’re tempted by the prospect of even faster airport security, check out our full guide to Clear. Know that United and Delta frequent flyer program members get access to discounted Clear memberships (from $119 per year), while elites enjoy even deeper discounts (from $109 per year). Free memberships may be available to top tier members.

Get a 2-month free trial of Clear using code TPG2M

Families with children under the age of 18 can use Clear for free with an approved adult, and additional adults can also be added to the primary Clear plan for just $50 per year.

And now, for the first time, travelers with the American Express® Green Card can enjoy up to $100 in statement credit when they use the recently-refreshed card to purchase a Clear membership. The card comes with an annual fee of $150 (see rates and fees).

For rates and fees of the Amex Green card, click here.

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