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It’s no secret that Clear is helping people get on their way faster at airports across the United States. But not everyone is taking advantage of all the perks that come with Clear membership.

Using biometric technology, Clear replaces the cumbersome and time-consuming manual identification process. Rather than waiting in a long line to have your ID checked, with Clear, you scan your eyes and fingerprints and go directly into the screening area. Combined with TSA Precheck, which expedites the physical screening process, it allows travelers to fast-track their way through security. Clear membership costs $179 per year, unless you're eligible for one of the discounts below.

Clear has developed partnerships with non-airport entities that also allow you to use your biometrics to skip the line. One of these partnerships is with Hertz.

If you're a Hertz Gold Plus Rewards member and have a Clear subscription, link your accounts, and Hertz says it will take you 30 seconds or less to get on the road. With Hertz Fast Lane, available at select airports, your fingerprint or eye gets scanned at the exit gate. The system will confirm your identity, and you’ll be on your way. Hertz estimates this can reduce the wait time for your rental car by 75%.

Where is Hertz Fast Lane available?

At all of the following airports:

  • Atlanta.

  • Boston.

  • Charlotte.

  • Detroit.

  • Los Angeles.

  • Minneapolis.

  • New Orleans.

  • Phoenix.

  • San Francisco.

  • San Jose.

  • Washington, D.C. (Dulles and National).

Get Clear discounts through Hertz

If you’re a Hertz Gold Plus Rewards member who hasn’t yet tried Clear to speed up the airport security process, you can receive a free trial through Hertz. Even Basic Gold members receive a free one-month trial of the service. Platinum members can try Clear for six months. Afterward, you can continue your Clear airport access for a reduced rate of $129 for the first year.

Other Clear discounts

Delta has partnered with Clear to offer discounts on the service. Frequent flyers with Diamond Medallion status on Delta receive a free membership. Delta SkyMiles cardholders can receive a discounted rate of $109 each year for Clear. That $109 rate is also valid for Platinum, Gold, and Silver Medallion members. All other Delta SkyMiles members can receive an annual rate of $119 for their Clear membership.

United MileagePlus offers similar discounted rates. Premier 1K members receive a free annual membership to Clear. Premier Platinum, Gold, and Silver members can pay a reduced rate of $109 a year. This reduced rate extends to United U.S. cardholders as well. All other MileagePlus members are eligible for a $119 annual Clear membership rate.