DENVER, CO – A 34-year-old male traveler was observed using the Clear security line even though the TSA PreCheck line had only 4 people in at the time. Witnesses report overhearing the passenger mumble, “I paid for this service so I’m gonna use it!”
The man, who was traveling with a coworker, was apparently in Denver on business and starting his trip home last Wednesday when the incident occurred.
According to witnesses, Phil Adams was faced with a choice as he approached the airport security checkpoint: use the TSA Precheck line which had only 4 passengers in it at the time, or use the Clear checkpoint which was, of course, completely empty.
According to his coworker who was interviewed for this story, Phil had spent the $179 annual fee on the membership but had yet to use it, despite having it for over 5 months.
However, as luck would have it, the machine had difficulty identifying Phi’s iris during the scan and he was forced to use the fingerprint retina scanner after fumbling around for a bit.
When he arrived on the other side of the security checkpoint he was met by his coworking who was waiting for him, bags in tow.