Pirates, we all love to travel (you wouldn't be on this website if you didn't), but it can be a very stressful experience trying to make it to your flight on time, especially when traveling during the holiday season.
We've found an incredible hack to help you skip the security line for free.
Read on to learn more!
Some of you might already have heard of CLEAR, a membership-based service similar to TSA Pre-Check.
CLEAR helps its user get through security faster by scanning the bio-metrics in their own designated security lines, making for a faster and easier screening process.
Membership for this service goes for $189; however, they have a free, reservation-based option currently available in 12 airports across North America and a handful in Europe.
The reservation-based service is free and has its own lane available in several airports.
Book - Search for your flight, add the number of passengers for the reservation and find a time that works for you.
Confirm - You will receive a QR code with your email confirmation.
Go - A staff member will scan your code and guide you to your designated lane.
The Reserve lane is different from the regular CLEAR one; if you are confused, ask a staff member where to go.
You can make a reservation for up to 10 people, but all need to show together when using the service.
Reservations have a grace period of 20 minutes before and after the given time, so there's no need to worry if you arrive a little early or a bit late.
Currently the free reservation service is offered is serveral airports in North America and Europe.
Los Angeles (LAX Fast Lane)
New York (JFK)
Newark (EWR VirtuaLine)
Seattle (SEA Spot Saver)
Berlin (BER Runway)
I've had the chance to use this free service in Orlando and Berlin, and it really is a game-changer!