How to skip the long airport security queues – and it’s free

IF you hate queueing at the airport, there is an easy – and free – way to avoid it.

A clever app lets you “reserve” a space in the security line, so you can whizz through without having to wait.

There is a free and easy way to speed through airport security

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There is a free and easy way to speed through airport securityCredit: Getty

Travel tech company Clear has created a new system that lets you use biometric ID verification to let you speed up the process at security.

To take advantage of the clever tech, you use the Reserve section on the website to choose the airport you are flying through, as well as your flight details including the time, airline and destination.

You then pick a 20-minute slot to arrive at airport security, before creating the “appointment”.

Then when you arrive at security during your booking time, you just head to the Reserve line and flash your QR code – taking you to the front of the TSA queue.

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The service is available at 12 airports across North America.

These are:

  • Calgary
  • Charleston
  • Edmonton
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • New York
  • Newark
  • Orlando
  • Phoenix
  • Seattle
  • Toronto
  • Vancouver

It can also be used in Amsterdam, Berlin and Munich in Europe.

People who used the service have praised how much quicker it makes the security process.

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Traveller Matthew said: “It saved me so much time this morning. I was through security in 10 minutes.”

Someone else joked: “I swear Clear is the only reason I make my flights on time.”

While Reserve is free, it costs to use the Clear service.

Clear is a privately-owned program that offers members the ability to travel more efficiently through security and boarding.

A Clear membership starts at $189 for a 12-month period.

Or there is TSA PreCheck – a government-operated program that offers members the ability to travel through airport security quickly.

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At its current pricing, a TSA PreCheck membership costs $85 for five years.

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Other options like TSA PreCheck will cost you money

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