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Sign Up for CLEAR in United’s App & Access a United Club Benefit

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CLEAR is making it easier to sign up for membership by allowing members to enroll through the United mobile app.

Let’s take a look at the news!

Ease of Enrollment & United Club Access at Select Locations

CLEAR is a program that utilizes biometrics to enter the security queues at airports and stadiums faster for a more seamless travel experience.

The service recently announced that interested travelers can enroll directly through the United mobile app, which is available in the Apple App store and Google Play store.

CLEAR says travelers who enroll through the United app will receive benefits such as “seamless entry” into United Club locations (if you’re eligible) with biometrics. This feature is currently available at 2 airports: Los Angeles (LAX) and Houston (IAH).

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Using CLEAR is very easy. You can scan your iris and then proceed directly into the security lanes. Image Credit: CLEAR

“We’re always looking for opportunities to add new features to United’s award-winning app that makes travel easier from booking to boarding and beyond,” said Jill Doyle, Managing Director of Customer Strategy and Innovation at United, in a statement.

“Our customers who use CLEAR are more satisfied with their airport experience, so we’re pleased to make it easier for them to learn more about the benefits CLEAR offers and take advantage of this service,” the statement continued.

Travelers interested in enrolling can visit the United app, though travelers interested in CLEAR Plus will need to visit a CLEAR airport kiosk and register their biometrics.

Ways To Save on Your CLEAR Membership

CLEAR offers 1 membership type, the standard CLEAR membership, which costs $189 annually and grants access to airports and stadiums. But there are numerous ways to save on the costs or receive a free membership outright.

As a reminder, you can save on your annual CLEAR membership if you’re a United MileagePlus member. Global Services and Premier 1K members receive a free membership, while all other tiers receive a discounted membership. Top-tier Delta SkyMiles members receive similar benefits.

Additionally, if you have The Platinum Card® from American ExpressThe Business Platinum Card® from American Express, or the Centurion® Card from American Express, you’ll receive a statement credit of up to $189 that reimburses an annual CLEAR membership (upon enrollment).

Hot Tip: Check out our guide to the best credit cards for the CLEAR expedited airport security program to learn more about how to get a discounted or complimentary membership.

Final Thoughts

CLEAR members having the option to enroll in the service directly in the United app is excellent news for the passenger experience, especially if you plan to visit a United Club lounge. If you haven’t already signed up for CLEAR, now would be a great time!

The information regarding the Centurion® Card from American Express was independently collected by Upgraded Points and was not provided nor reviewed by the issuer. 

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About Victoria M. Walker

Victoria holds a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the Howard University School of Communications and is an award-winning journalist, travel reporter, and the founder of the “Carrying On with Victoria M. Walker” newsletter.


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