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As a co-branded Delta American Express cardholder, you can get $100 off the cost of a CLEAR membership, letting you get through airport security lines much faster. Not a cardholder? No problem! You'll still get $80 off the yearly membership simply by being a member in the Delta SkyMiles program. The discount is no surprise given the investment in CLEAR earlier this year by Delta.

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This offer is available if you hold a Delta co-brand credit card from American Express.

What is CLEAR?

Similar to TSA Pre✓, CLEAR is a program designed to allow you to bypass the line at airport security — it is sort of like a security concierge that helps chauffeur you through TSA screening in an expedited manner. You need to sign up for CLEAR online, then finishing the registration process in person to verify your identity, complete a retinal scan, and have your fingerprints digitally captured.

What is the cost of a CLEAR Membership?

If you're a SkyMiles Diamond Medallion member, you can enroll in CLEAR free of charge. The membership is $79 per year for cardholders of a Delta Amex and Platinum, Gold, and Silver Medallion members. General SkyMiles members can sign up for CLEAR for $99 per year.

CLEAR Delta SkyMiles Member Pricing

Where is CLEAR Available?

CLEAR is currently available at 25 airports:

Airports with CLEAR Kiosks
Atlanta (ATL)
Austin (AUS)
Baltimore (BWI)
Dallas (DAL & DFW)
Denver (DEN)
Detroit (DTW)
Fort Lauderdale (FLL)
Houston (HOU & IAH)
Las Vegas (LAS)
Los Angeles (LAX)
Miami (MIA)
Minneapolis (MSP)
New York (HPN, LGA, JFK)
Orlando (MCO)
Salt Lake City (SLC)
San Antonio (SAT)
San Francisco (SFO)
San Jose (SJC)
Seattle (SEA)
Washington DC (DCA & IAD)

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Final Thoughts

Are you a cardholder of a Delta Amex that travels often? Does the idea of getting held up in airport security lines make you want to groan? If so, signing up for a CLEAR membership could be well worth your time. With that said, if you've already got TSA Pre✓ or Global Entry unless you're a Delta Diamond Medallion, you should think before investing in CLEAR. It was around previously and failed — who knows what the future holds for the program.

Have you enrolled in CLEAR? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • Got to JFK terminal 2 a little after 7pm
    Was told TSA Pre line was closed but I could sign up for CLEAR and that would expedite my way through security.
    What kind of offensive marketing is this ?
    How can this be legal in any way ?
    TSA Pre needs to do something about this.
    They are literally forcing travelers to buy CLEAR just to take advantage of our existing TSA Pre.
    Unacceptably unfair. Incredibly frustrating !!!
    Attorney General should take some action and shut down this kind of grossly unethical behavior by CLEAR and whoever is going along with it
    Thank you.

    • I understand why that would be frustrating, but I wonder if you think that Clear somehow controls the TSA’s staffing schedule.

      TSA didn’t staff the line. I don’t think Clear has any control on that.

    • Obviously, Clear is taking advantage of the gap created by TSA. Similar to what charter school system does where public school system is failing. At the end of the day they are business models. You pay money for the convenience. You’ve done that with TSA Pre.

  • I had the same issue a couple of weeks ago. Clear could escort people to the front of the line but since TSA had closed the precheck line their customers were not treated any differently after the ID Check.
    While annoyed TSA/Delta provides suboptimal service at Terminal 2 I don’t think it is a conspiracy with CLEAR.
    As someone with global entry and thus TSApre✔️And delta SKY I don’t really see the point of CLEAR anyway.
    -gm

  • Same with JetBlue in JFK. They do not staff the TSA precheck line in their terminal (5?) after 7pm or so. The security line can be quite long. This is not Clear’s fault, they are simply a private solution to this problem. More and more people have gotten wise and purchased TSA Precheck and sometimes that line can be just as long in airports with many business travelers.

    Or another bad scenario – airports like San Jose (California), where there are flight noise ordinances before 6am. Flights get backed up and several leave in the first half hour. The security line at 6am on weekends/ major holidays can be worse than those at JFK on a weekend, and even the TSA precheck line gets you nowhere.

  • Can somebody tell me if I get a reduced Clear membership if I have an American Express Platinum Card, and no, it’s not a Delta-branded card. However I do fly Delta.

    • Hey Stuart, it looks like the CLEAR discount is only available for Delta-cobranded card members, so the Amex Platinum won’t help with that. Looks like elite status with Delta or picking up a Delta branded Amex are the only options for discounted CLEAR.

  • JAMES F. DAY says:

    THINK I CANCELLED MY AMEX DELTA CARD, BUT STILL HAVE MILES IN BOTH MINE AND MY WIFES SKYMILES ACCOUNT. HOW DO I GO ABOUT GETTING DISCOUNT $99 FEE FOR CLEAR AIRPORT CARD

  • only used it once so far, at Delta-JFK.
    I found CLEAR to be a great timesaver.

    got bumped right to the TSA podium, the agent stopped what he/she was doing, looked at my boarding pass, and directed me straight to the precheck security line.

    I never looked back at the disgruntled passengers on the security line behind me. #such arrogance&privilege!

    I’m sure as more and more people get over the ORWELLIAN aspect of retina scanning and fingerprinting, CLEAR will be as commonplace as TSA PreCheck is now.

  • Is there a free pre-check customers can utilize other than the paid clear service?

  • Charles Richard says:

    How can I add my Delta Sky Miles to my Clear account so I can get a discount upon renewal?

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