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New security program could save time for frequent fliers

New security program could save time for frequent fliers

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Mary Richards and the AP reportingIf you fly a lot, soon you could go through the security lines at the Salt Lake International Airport much faster.

The airport announced it will use a program called "Clear Lanes" operated by Verified Identity Pass Inc., beginning this summer. The company issues passes to pre-approved travelers to go through lines that use fingerprint and iris scans to determine identities.

It would help passengers who arrive at the airport very early because of security. One such passenger said, "I'm scared of the whole luggage check-in stuff, so I want to make sure I get it done right, on time."

Airport officials say Clear Lanes is best for frequent travelers who don't mind a yearly $100 fee. The company says it has enrolled 140,000 people nationwide. The cards give exclusive access to Clear Lanes at all participating airports.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report. Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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