Sacramento International is the 2nd airport in the country to endorse a registered-travel system for passengers. Orlando already has the so-called “Clear” program for pre-screened travelers. Other airports will probably install it near year.
Travelers pay at fee, of about $100 a year. They get fingerprinted, have an eyeball scan, and pass a background check. The information is embedded on a biometric card … and a four-second fingerprint scan gets them through security. No more arriving at the airport an hour early, to allow time to wait on a line at security.
The new system, run by a private company, Verified Identity Pass Incorporated, could be in place by mid 2006.