Veteran travelers can get sentimental about the frequent-flyer lifestyle, but nothing eases the drudgery of airport security. Thankfully the new CLEAR Card is now available to make the check-in process move more quickly.
Similar to the TSA’s PreCheck and Global Entry program, the CLEAR Card is $179 a year for the ability to skip the standard security line at the airport. The program works with a registered card and biometric data that is presented at a CLEAR station in participating airports. Registration requires a wealth of private information to get approved, including two forms of ID, background checks and thumbprint and retinal scans.
When you get to the kiosk, a biometric scan verifies your identity and you are allowed to go straight to the x-ray machine. CLEAR agents are present to help you with the process and escort you through security. Although you don’t have to wait, you will still have to remove your belts, shoes and laptops before you go through the metal detector.
CLEAR stations are currently available at several locations around the country, including San Francisco (SFO), Denver (DEN) and Dallas (DFW). Las Vegas (LAS) and Miami (MIA) are set to open stations as well. You can learn more about the program on the website.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.
The Charles Darwin Foundation celebrates its 60th anniversary as a non-profit this year, making it the perfect time to head to the Galapagos Islands.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.