NEW YORK, April 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and CLEAR are partnering to bring CLEAR's expedited security experience to more major airports across the country, ultimately reducing the time spent by customers in security lines. Delta will provide CLEAR's biometric service to its U.S. Diamond Medallion members free of charge and all U.S. Delta SkyMiles members will have access to preferential pricing.
"Our customers tell us their time is valuable, as is having a consistent, enjoyable airport experience with reduced hassle," said Ed Bastian, Delta's incoming CEO. "We look forward to what this partnership will bring to our customers."
CLEAR is the leading U.S. biometric identity platform that utilizes fingerprint and iris identification technology at airports and sports stadiums across the U.S.
"This partnership has the potential to revolutionize travel using our biometric approach to security screening, aircraft access and more," said Caryn Seidman-Becker, CLEAR's CEO. "Delta fully appreciates the benefits and breadth of CLEAR's secure identity platform, and they have a long-established reputation for passenger-centric innovation. The fact that they share our vision for the future of this platform, and are willing to put that vision into practice, makes this partnership very exciting."
This year, Delta and CLEAR plan to expand airport security line access points to Delta's U.S. hub airports allowing registered customers to expedite the document check process at security screening checkpoints.
Full details for Delta customers are still being finalized and Delta will proactively reach out to customers with information about offer eligibility, enrollment and airport launch schedules.
About Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines serves nearly 180 million customers each year. In 2016, Delta was named to Fortune's top 50 Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the fifth time in six years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for an unprecedented five consecutive years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 324 destinations in 58 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK and LaGuardia, London-Heathrow, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Tokyo-Narita. Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products and services, and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on the Delta News Hub, as well as delta.com, Twitter @DeltaNewsHub, Google.com/+Delta, Facebook.com/delta and Delta's blog takingoff.delta.com.
CLEAR is the nation's leading biometric identity platform, strengthening security and redefining the consumer experience at major venues across the country. CLEAR has a growing base of over 500,000 loyal members nationwide and has been used more than three million times by travelers. CLEAR currently operates at San Francisco, San Jose, Denver, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston Bush, Houston Hobby, San Antonio, Austin, Orlando, Miami, Las Vegas, Baltimore-Washington, and Westchester County Airport in New York. Additionally, its biometric service can be found at Yankee Stadium in New York, Coors Field in Denver, Marlins Park in Miami and AT&T Park in San Francisco. Enrollment is fast and easy and can be done at any of CLEAR's enrollment centers (http://clearme.com/enrollment-centers). For more information on how CLEAR is changing the way people travel and enjoy sporting events, visit http://www.clearme.com.
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SOURCE CLEAR; Delta Air Lines