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It seems like wedding season is a year-round affair these days—and finding the perfect gift for travel-loving couples can be a job in and of itself. Luckily, CLEAR, which offers expedited security access at airports and beyond, is offering a new Couples Package, perfect for honeymooners and avid travelers alike. Best of all, the giftable package drops the annual price for two travelers down to just $239, total.
If you’re unfamiliar with CLEAR, the service replaces a physical driver’s license or passport check with a biometric scan of a person’s eyes and fingertips, allowing you to move through security faster at 37 airports across the country. It’s a godsend for procrastinators who cut it close to boarding time and early arrivers who are looking for a stress-free security experience on their way to an airport lounge. (Read our CLEAR explainer for more info on the service.)
Usually, it costs $189 for one traveler annually, and you can add up to three family members for a discounted fee (usually around $60) a year—so the Couples Package doesn’t offer a ton of savings beyond the current family plan, but it does wrap the service up in an easy bow to gift to friends, couples, and favorite travelers.
Even if you don’t have newlyweds in your life who want to bypass winding TSA lines, you can take advantage of the package for yourself. In fact, you don’t even need to be a couple to get in on the discount—just find a travel buddy who’s looking to save on CLEAR and you can register together. And no, you don’t have to always travel together to get in on the package deal. Just enroll online and then finish your application (where you’ll take the biometric scans) the next time you fly through a CLEAR-supported airport.
Note: If you have The Platinum Card® from American Express or its business counterpart, you’ll get an annual $179 statement credit to cover an individual’s CLEAR membership (enrollment required, terms apply), which knocks the price for a couple down even lower to just $60 total. Delta’s co-branded AmEx cards (the Delta SkyMiles® Blue American Express Card, the Delta SkyMiles® Gold Business American Express Card, the Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card, and the Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card), as well as Platinum/Gold/Silver Medallion members, get one discounted $109 annual membership—and you can still add up to three family members for a small annual fee. Needless to say, it’s worth checking your wallet to see if you’re already getting a deal on CLEAR before enrolling online, too.
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