Delta is now equipped to provide entry to each of its 50
U.S. Sky Clubs via a biometric fingerprint scan.
The offering is part of Delta's partnership with Clear, the
privately-run identity-authentication service that uses biometric technology to
expedite passage through TSA security checkpoints at 24 U.S. airports.
Delta's biometric lounge entry service is free to all Sky
Club members who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. To use the service,
however, fliers must already be Clear members, or they must enroll in the Delta
Biometrics program at one of the Clear kiosks located at 14 Delta Sky Clubs
across the U.S.
Those who obtain the free Delta Biometrics enrollment also
get one month's free membership to use Clear's expedited security lanes at TSA
checkpoints. However, they still must pay for longer-term Clear membership. The
price for general SkyMiles members is $99 per year, while those with status on
the airline get membership for $79. (Membership is free for Diamond Medallion
members.) Clear's standard enrollment rate is $179 per year.
Delta's broad rollout of fingerprint-activated Sky Club
entry follows trials at Washington Reagan and Atlanta airports. The service
allows club-goers to forgo displaying a paper or mobile boarding pass, or Sky Club