For those of you who have used these two stunningly amazing products you can either skip this post or just giggle at me for being late to the game – for everyone else – oh my, what a life changing experience and let me put this as plainly as I can:
I NOW GET IT!
Let’s start with CLEAR. As I have shown that once you have signed up online as a Delta frequent flyer it takes only a few short minutes with the always helpful assistance from the CLEAR reps at any airport (that has them) to finish the process. Then the fun begins!
- Lines – what lines
- ID – what ID
- Scan your boarding pass – what is the scan you speak of
- Looks from TSA PreCheck people – well yeah, you get that! 😉
Let me break this down a little more. At this point CLEAR is the empty fast lane. Yeah, I know it will not take long for more and more to catch on but for now it is RIDICULOUSLY fast. Ever feel rushed going through security – I did. Loved it so much. Oh and not having to get our your ID. It sounds like a simple thing but it is just, well, amazing. Then, once CLEAR scans your boarding pass, they just wave it at the TSA folks as they take you to the front and past all the TSA PreCheck folks (if you have TSA PreCheck and the airport has TSA PreCheck that is). Either way, the looks from everyone who you jump ahead of are most enjoyable (but quick).
Due to the fact that I was, on this latest trip, flying out of one non-connected concourse and wanted to go the other that had THE CLUB at MCO it meant many trips back and forth and I just did not care as it all went so fast. Again, CLEAR, to be clear, is life changing for me.
Then we have my second first, that is, testing Mobile Passport (MP). I may be sounding like a broken record to those like @Laptoptravel who know how great this APP is. First, if you forget, you can land, install the APP, take 10 seconds and fill in the info, then you have your MP to enter the USA (if the airport has this). You will have to have your passport out at the first scan but then all you need is your phone (or tablet if you have cell service or can get wifi I would think).
I love Global Entry ($100 fee paid for by my non-Delta AMEX Platinum card) and will always have it but whenever there is an airport with MP I will not use Global Entry. MP is just better, faster and so simple. Like CLEAR, this APP is life changing. Oh, and if you did not take the time to read the previous post, this APP is FREE! – René