Free Clear Airport Security Membership

Last month I flagged an offer for instant Hyatt Platinum status.

Loyalty Traveler points out that Hyatt elites (including Platinum members) get their first year membership free in the Clear airport security program.

I had thought the free Clear membership offer expired December 31, but I tested it and it appears to still be valid.

Now, I really don’t have any desire to submit to an iris scan for the chance at maybe going through security faster, and I’m fortunate that most of the airports I transit have elite security lines (for now, at least). So I’m going to pass on this.

But for folks willing to submit to their screening, and who prefer to save the cost of membership, just sign up for Hyatt elite status and then score your Clear membership.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. I agrre with Gary……Why would I trust any personal data/info with the TSA when this is the group that pulls my 83 yr old mother over for ‘secondary’ security patdowns………..

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