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CLEAR Now Available at Over 55 Airports as It Expands to Smaller Cities

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Having CLEAR can get you through airport security faster, but unlike TSA PreCheck, it isn't available at every airport. Yet you'll increasingly find these kiosks at airports big and small across the country.

CLEAR is now available at more than 55 airports across the U.S. This privately-run trusted traveler program has added more than a dozen airports to its roster in the last two years, allowing travelers to use fingerprints or iris scans to confirm their identity and cut to the front of either the standard or TSA PreCheck security line at the airport.

You'll mainly find CLEAR kiosks at major Delta and United hubs like Atlanta (ATL), Detroit (DTW), Newark (EWR), and Chicago-O'Hare (ORD). But CLEAR has increasingly looked to secondary hubs and even smaller regional airports. Here's a quick look at the latest airports to launch CLEAR service.

  • Pittsburgh (PIT)
  • Providence, Rhode Island (PVD)
  • Buffalo, New York (BUF)
  • Hartford, Connecticut (BDL)


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CLEAR is rapidly expanding its footprint to include more airports – and more travelers are using these dedicated lanes, too. But compared to the 200 U.S. airports offering TSA PreCheck, it still has a long way to go before becoming a mainstay for travelers.

TSA PreCheck vs Clear: Which one is better?

It may seem odd that CLEAR would add smaller airports like Hartford (BDL) when it still lacks a presence at large airports like Charlotte (CLT), Philadelphia (PHL), and Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), among others. There's a simple explanation for that.

CLEAR has partnered with both Delta and United, and both airlines have spearheaded expansions to their hubs and other important airports. But American Airlines has resisted pairing up with CLEAR, leading the program to turn its attention to smaller airports rather than expand into American hubs like Dallas and Charlotte.

Here's the list of all the airports where you can currently use CLEAR.


Atlanta (ATL)North & South Domestic Terminals
Austin (AUS)Checkpoints 1 & 2
Baltimore (BWI)Checkpoints A,B,C, D & E
Birmingham (BHM)Main Terminal
Boise (BOI)Main Terminal
Boston (BOS)Terminal A
Buffalo (BUF)Main Terminal
Chicago-Midway (MDW)Main Terminal
Chicago-O'Hare (ORD)Terminal 1 & 2
Cincinnati (CVG)Main Terminal
Cleveland (CLE)
Center & South Checkpoints
Columbus (CMH)Main Terminal
Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW)Terminal E
Dallas-Love Field (DAL)Terminal 1
Denver (DEN)North & South Entrances
Detroit (DTW)North & McNamara Terminals
Fort Lauderdale (FLL)Terminals 1 & 2
Greenville-Spartanburg (GSP)Main Terminal
Hartford (BDL)Terminal A
Houston-Intercontinental (IAH)Terminals A, B, C and E
Houston-Hobby (HOU)Main Terminal
Kansas City (MCI)Main Terminal
Las Vegas (LAS)Terminals 1 & 3
Long Beach (LGB)Main Terminal
Los Angeles (LAX)Terminals 1 - 7
Miami (MIA)Checkpoints E & H
Milwaukee (MKE)Main Terminal
Minneapolis−Saint Paul (MSP)Terminal 1
Nashville (BNA)Central Checkpoint
New Orleans (MSY)Concourse D
New York City-John F. Kennedy (JFK)Terminals 2 & 4
New York-LaGuardia (LGA)Terminals C & D
Newark (EWR)Terminal C
Oakland (OAK)Terminal 2
Oklahoma City (OKC)Main Terminal
Ontario (ONT)Terminal 2 & 4
Orlando (MCO)East & West Security
Palm Beach (PBI)Terminal A/B & C
Palm Springs (PSP)Main Terminal
Phoenix (PHX)Terminals 3 & 4
Pittsburgh (PIT)Main Terminal
Providence (PVD)Main Terminal
Raleigh-Durham (RDU)Terminals 1 & 2
Sacramento (SMF)Terminal A & B
Salt Lake City (SLC)Terminals 1 & 2
San Antonio (SAT)Terminals A & B
San Diego (SAN)Terminal 2
San Francisco (SFO)Terminals 1-3, International Terminals A & G
San Jose (SJC)Terminal A & B
San Juan (SJU(+)Terminals A, B & C
Seattle-Tacoma (SEA)Checkpoints 1-5
St. Louis (STL)Terminal 2
Tulsa (TUL)Main Terminal
Washington, D.C.-Dulles (IAD)
Main Terminal & East Security Checkpoint
Washington, D.C.-Reagan (DCA)
Terminals A, B & C
Westchester County (HPN)Main Terminal


Read our full review of using CLEAR at the airport!

After a recent price increase, annual membership in the CLEAR program is $189 a year. There's no denying that's a steep price to pay – and for many travelers, it doesn't make sense, especially since CLEAR services aren't widely available.

There are some ways to bring the CLEAR price down, most notably if you hold *amex platinum*  or the American Express® Green Card which both offer credits of up to $189 to cover the entire cost. You'll also get a discount just for having a free Delta SkyMiles or United MileagePlus account, though that will only get you $10 off a year after a recent change.

Having status or a co-branded card from either United or Delta can bring the price down to $149 a year.

All information about the American Express® Green Card has been collected independently by Thrifty Traveler and has not been reviewed by the issuer.


Bottom Line

It's not everywhere yet – not even close – but CLEAR now has a presence in more than 55 airports across the continental U.S. and even Puerto Rico.

While CLEAR is starting to add smaller airports to its roster, there are still many major airports in the U.S. without CLEAR kiosks. And there's no guarantee that changes anytime soon.


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4 Responses

  • Is there anyway to know which airports CLEAR will be coming to in the future, or do I have to just wait?

  • Since they built a new airport in 2019, there is no concourse D at the New Orleans airport. It is now one large security checkpoint.
    You can enter Clear either alone or combined with TSA precheck.
    I have both which is the fastest way through.

  • The Hilton Aspire from American Express also now covers the $189 CLEAR + fee. If you have a cobranded card from Delta or United, you can get the fee down to $149 as stated in the article,, but you don’t have to use those cards to pay. Simply link your United or Delta SkyMiles account, and CLEAR will automatically detect if you have a co-branded credit card linked to those loyalty programs . Then, can use your platinum card, green card or aspire card to pay the $149 and still have half the fee for adding a family member covered. Very helpful now that CLEAR raised the price for adding a member from $60 a year to $99 a year.

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