Marriott Rewards Makes it Easier for Members to Get Through the Airport With Discounts on Clear Cards
Clear(R), the fast pass for airport security, and Marriott Rewards, Marriott International's award-winning loyalty program, are giving Marriott Rewards Platinum Elite members a Clear Card complimentary for a year. Marriott Rewards Gold and Silver Elite members will receive an extra month when they purchase an initial 12-month enrollment.
To participate in this offer, elite members must complete online enrollment at http://flyclear.com/marriottplatinum or http://flyclear.com/marriottrewards before September 17, 2008.
"We want to make life on the road easier for our members. The Clear Card offers frequent travelers a fast and effective way to get through one of the biggest hassles of traveling," said Ed French, senior vice president, Marriott Rewards. "We are thrilled to be working with Clear to give this benefit to our most frequent guests."
"Thanks to Marriott, Marriott Elite Rewards Members can now enjoy predictably faster passage through Clear's lanes across the country," said Allison Beer, Clear's Senior Vice President.
"We expect that by promoting Clear to Marriott's Rewards Program Elites, Clear will enroll as many as a hundred thousand of Marriott's most loyal customers, especially as the fast pass has launched last week at both Reagan and Dulles Airports in the nation's capital. Marriott Rewards members are just the audience for the Clear Card, and we expect our joint efforts will give way to a long and fruitful partnership," she added.
The two brands worked together before when Clear deployed its mobile enrollment station at the Marriott Marquis in midtown Manhattan to offer hotel guests and New York's midtown business community quick and convenient access to the Clear card sign-up process.
Clear, operated by Verified Identity Pass, Inc., has signed up over 120,000 travelers nationwide. Clear cards are accepted at 16 U.S. airports: Albany, Cincinnati, Denver, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, LaGuardia (Central Terminal B Checkpoint), Little Rock, New York JFK (Terminals 1, 4 and 7), Newark (Terminal B2), Orlando, Reno, San Francisco, San Jose, Washington, DC's Reagan and Dulles, and Westchester. Clear lanes will open later this week at Oakland International Airport. Clear members are pre-screened and provided with a high-tech card which allows them to access designated security lanes nationwide.
Clear members pass through the security checkpoint faster, with more predictability and less hassle. The annual fee of $100 (plus a $28 TSA vetting fee) is charged once applicants are approved by the government. Applicants start their enrollment at flyclear.com and complete the process at an enrollment location where their fingerprints and iris images are captured and their identification is validated. Clear has been operational since July 19, 2005. For more information, please visit: http://flyclear.com/.
About Marriott Rewards
Marriott Rewards points can be earned at over 2,800 Marriott International hotels around the world, including Marriott Hotels & Resorts, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Renaissance Hotels & Resorts, Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott, Fairfield Inn by Marriott, TownePlace Suites by Marriott, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Marriott Vacation Club, Horizons by Marriott Vacation Club and Grand Residences by Marriott Vacation Club.
Marriott Rewards points may be redeemed for hotel stays, frequent flyer miles, cruises, car rentals, brand-name merchandise and more. Marriott Rewards has been named "Best Hotel Rewards Program" by the readers of Business Traveler, Global Traveler, Travel Savvy, Executive Travel and BusinessWeek magazines. To make a reservation, members can call 1-888- MARRIOTT (627-7468) or visit Marriott.com. For information about Marriott Rewards, guests can call 1-888-MARRIOTT (627-7468) or log onto MarriottRewards.com.