United Airlines Is Bringing CLEAR Expedited Security to More Hub Cities
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INSIDER SECRET: You can get free expedited airport security with the United℠ Explorer Card which comes with a TSA PreCheck or Global Entry credit (worth up to $100 every 4 years). Even better, its $95 annual fee is waived for the first year.
United Airlines is taking a step to help make your airport experience a bit smoother by partnering with CLEAR to bring it’s expedited security program to all of United’s hubs. CLEAR is already available at 30 airports nationwide as well as select sporting venues and Hertz car rental locations.
As a result of this partnership, by the end of this summer CLEAR will be available at two new United Airlines hub cities – Newark and Houston. Also, by the fall of 2019 CLEAR will be available at Chicago’s O’Hare airport.
I have Global Entry which includes TSA PreCheck benefits, so I have little need for CLEAR. If breezing through airport security is on your wishlist, Global Entry is the way to go because it’s exponentially cheaper than CLEAR and you can get your Global Entry or TSA PreCheck fee reimbursed with the right card.
A CLEAR membership normally costs $179 per year, but United MileagePlus members have an opportunity to get a free or discounted membership.
You can get a free membership if you have either of the following United Airlines status levels:
- Global Services
- Premier® 1K®
You are eligible for a discounted $109 CLEAR membership if you have:
- Premier Platinum status
- Gold status
- Silver status
- United℠ Business Card
- United℠ Explorer Card
- Any other United Airlines credit card
The cost of a CLEAR membership for all other United MileagePlus members is $119. United’s MileagePlus loyalty program is free to join and you can read this post for step-by-step instructions on how to set up a United Airlines account.
If you qualify, you can take advantage of your CLEAR discount from United by registering through this link.
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United℠ Explorer Card
40,000 bonus miles after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open
$0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95
Earn 2 miles per $1 spent at restaurants, on hotel stays, and on United purchases
Up to $100 Global Entry or TSA PreCheck™ fee credit
25% back on United inflight purchases
Check your first bag for free (a savings of up to $140 per roundtrip) when you use your card to purchase your ticket
Enjoy priority boarding privileges and visit the United Club℠ with 2 one-time passes each year for your anniversary
Earn 2 miles per $1 spent at restaurants and eligible delivery services including GrubHub, Caviar, Seamless and DoorDash
16.49% to 23.49% Variable
$0 Intro for First Year, then $95
Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
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