The security company announced last week a new partnership with Chicago-based United Airlines to offer MileagePlus elite frequent flyers free or discounted access to the program.
As part of the transaction, United also made an investment in the company, though as Travel Tech Editor Sean O’Neill reported, the terms of that deal were undisclosed.
For United’s frequent flyers, the access is hard to argue with.
United Invests in Clear to Offer Frequent Flyers Easier Screening: United Airlines and Clear said the carrier plans to bring the tech company’s biometric screening to hubs in Chicago, Houston, and Newark.
United, which has made an undisclosed strategic equity investment in the New York-based startup, will offer special rates for this service to its frequent flyers.
United Airlines Confronts Ticketing Ploy That Nets Travelers Cheaper Fares: United Airlines wants airport agents to monitor what it calls “a growing trend” of so-called hidden-city ticketing, or passengers who book cheap fares to cities they do not intend to visit to save money.
United is asking agents to cite possible scofflaws to its corporate security department, according to a new internal memo.