Clear Lanes Are No Longer Available.
At 11:00 p.m. PST on June 22, 2009, Clear will cease operations. Clear’s parent company, Verified Identity Pass, Inc. has been unable to negotiate an agreement with its senior creditor to continue operations.
This is hardly surprising. Clear seemed like a good concept, but it never did spread to enough airports. If they had a presence at every major US airport even I might have considered a membership, but with a presence in a limited number of airports, I’m not surprised they didn’t make it, especially since they tended to be the airports that also had elite security lines.
So to those that spent $300 on a membership: ouch! To those that got a free membership through any of the thousand outlets they used to give them away: you got what you paid for. 😉