Los Angeles International Airport

Cut to the front of the security line at LAX with a fingerprint and iris scan — but it will cost you

Cut to the front of the security line at LAX with a fingerprint and iris scan — but it will cost you

With a fingerprint and a quick iris scan, passengers flying out of Los Angeles International Airport can now confirm their identity biometrically and avoid at least part of the airport’s security screening line.

Clear, a New York-based identity-authentication company, began operations at all terminals at LAX on Wednesday. Membership for the service is $179 per year, with discounts for some airline loyalty members.

The addition of Clear kiosks, which already are installed at 22 airports and six sports stadiums nationwide, represent the growing use of biometrics to confirm the identity of passengers at U.S. airports.

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