During February, 2007, four U.S. airports, including John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, will debut the Clear Registered Traveler program. This program lets frequent travelers zip through TSA security check points.
It uses biometrics, technology that measures human physical characteristics for identification purposes.
While travelers registered with Clear can get through security faster they still have carry their gels, pastes, and liquids in clear one-quart zip-lock bags.
Clear Registered Traveler has been in tested at Orlando International airport since 2005. The program already has 35,282 travelers enrolled nationwide.
The Transportation Security Administration has approved Clear to expand to up to 20 airports this year, and an international contract is in place between Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport in Canada and Verified Identity Pass, the privately held, New York City-based concern that developed Clear Registered Traveler in conjunction with the TSA.