After a recent mini vacay, I was walking through the airport and caught an application for something called FlyClear — a "fast pass" aimed to get you through airport security quicker. With having just been through a few insane security lines of my own, the idea of a fast pass (that is totally tech savvy to boot) did pique my interest. We all know how annoying it is to be behind "that guy" who takes five minutes to find his laptop, ask if his digital camera is safe, and shuffle through his bag for his camcorder . . . all while you're racing the clock to make your flight!
It seems to be a simple process to get your FlyClear on: a completed application, and a visit to a FlyClear office to get your photo, fingerprints, and iris (yes, iris) scanned. Then at the airport, all you have to do is present your FlyClear card and boarding pass, scan your iris, and off you go, whizzing through security faster than all those other Joe's waiting in that long line. A little bit Total Recall, no? Plus, security agents will help you get all your gadgets into bins of their own to move you along even quicker. At $128 bucks for the first year, and limited usable locations, I'm not sure I fly enough to warrant a security pass, but it seems like a totally cool and geeky idea! Would you use it?