Odd Citizen

Odd Citizen
An Odd Citizen’s Search For Vanishing Freedoms


December 27th, 2017

CLEAR, a new program being tested at airport security lets people who pay a fee be escorted to the front of the security screening line in front of all other waiting passengers. This amounts to theft of time from each of the passengers waiting in the line.

If CLEAR provided a separate gate it would be understandable, but as it is, this is taking unfair advantage of waiting customers for the benefit of those who pay the Clear organization’s fee. How about paying each of the waiting travelers some part of that fee?  Or better yet, abandon this clearly unfair procedure.

I’m puzzled why this hasn’t caused an uproar.