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New biometric technology at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport will expedite your check-in process

Posted at 7:03 AM, Mar 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-14 17:58:20-04

CLEVELAND — There’s a new way to go through security at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. The check-in technology is called “Clear.” They’re pods at the front of the security checkpoints. The new technology, uses biometrics to verifying identity. It scans your eyes and fingerprints.

You can become a Clear member by registering online at,or at a kiosk with a Clear ambassador - that’s the first step. Then, once you get to the airport, you’ll finish that registration with a Clear employee. You’ll need a form of identification, to scan your eyes and fingertips, and will be asked a series of questions.

From there, you can use Clear immediately. There’s a separate pod at the security checkpoint and once you scan your identity, you can walk straight to the physical screening checkpoint without waiting in the screening lines.

Clear membership is $15 a month. Cleveland is the 28th airport to get the technology, but it’s also at several sports venues. In the summer, Clear will be at Progressive Field for MLB All Star Week.