May 30, 2012
Jacksonville International and Tallahassee Regional airports have opened expedited security lines with services from Flex Pass.
The service is different from other screening programs in that there is no background check – participants don’t even have to give a Social Security number – or biometric component. Clear, the other privately run expedited security program, conducts a background check and authenticates an individual with a biometric at the airport.
Users provide their full name, credit card number, mailing address and email and are enrolled in the program. Flex Pass is $100 per year but travelers can also purchase a Day Pass for $20.
While only operating at the two airports, Flex Pass says others will be added. Clear is operational at Denver International, San Francisco International and Orlando International Airport.
The Transportation Security Administration is also running an expedited security program called PreCheck. Eligible participants include certain frequent flyers from participating airlines as well as members of Customs and Border Protection’s Trusted Traveler programs –Global Entry, SENTRI, and NEXUS – who are U.S. citizens and fly on a participating airline.
By the end of 2012 PreCheck will be operating with select airlines at 35 airports across the country.