The Hertz Corp. and CLEAR, a company which uses fingerprint and iris verification to get travelers through airport security, announced Nov. 12 a partnership agreement. Under the agreement, Hertz customers will be awarded a complimentary 60-day CLEAR membership trial and the opportunity to join CLEAR at a reduced rate.
Currently operational in San Francisco, Dallas-Fort Worth, Orlando and Denver, CLEAR's at-airport kiosks allow passengers to verify their identity using biometrics (fingerprint or iris) at security checkpoints. With automated identity verification and personal customer service, CLEAR members can get through airport security in an average of five minutes or less, according to the companies.
"Partnering with CLEAR extends our commitment into the airports, enabling our customers to experience an expedited security clearance process,” said Mark P. Frissora, Hertz Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Our services, coupled together, will allow customers to travel with a certainty of speed that customers appreciate when traveling."
Once a CLEAR member, Hertz customers will have unlimited access to CLEAR's growing airport network. In addition, CLEAR members will receive access to discounts on a variety of Hertz rentals, including but not limited to international, weekend and promotional rates.
"We are excited to partner with Hertz to offer CLEAR members and Hertz customers benefits that help ensure stress-free travel from door to door," said Effie Epstein, director of business development and strategy for CLEAR. "Both CLEAR and Hertz are obsessed with transforming the travel experience and together we can bring even more speed and personal customer service to travelers across the country."
CLEAR is working closely with airports across the country to bring its expedited traveler service to business and leisure travelers everywhere.