New technology to help passengers get through airport security faster

Posted at 5:09 AM, Oct 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-27 05:54:25-04

New technology is heading to Detroit Metro Airport to help passengers get through security lines faster.  

A private company is bringing biometric screeners to DTW, so you can use a fingerprint or eye scan to get through security, instead of waiting in line for a TSA agent to verify your ticket and I.D.

The technology is called CLEAR.  This is not a mandatory screening process at the airport, but another option for travelers.

After your identity is verified with a fingerprint or blink of the eye, you must still go through the bag screening and body scanner lines.

Like TSA pre-check or global entry, you enroll in the program before you come to the airport.

You have to be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

It will cost you a membership fee, $180 a year and $50 for family members, but the program promises to get you through airport security in less than five minutes.Mo

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