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Travel With Kids – Surviving the Airport

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It’s not easy to travel with kids and getting through airport security is one of the worst parts of travel. But now there is a new service perfect for families to get through airport security quickly and easily to make vacation fun.

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My first job right out of college was in the travel industry. I traveled a lot and learned the tricks of making travel easy.  When I got married and had kids, the thought of traveling with kids terrified me. When my very head strong daughter was 2 and I was 5 months pregnant with my son, I decided to get out of the Vegas heat and fly to Michigan for a few weeks.  I traveled alone, pregnant with a very head strong 2 year old.  I didn’t fly again until my son was 5.

Going through airport security when you travel with kids can be a nightmare.  Besides the fact that you are carrying enough clothing, diapers, bottles, snacks, toys, DVDs, and books to last about 6 months, you also have to juggle a stroller and a car seat (or two).  Then you have to guess how long the security line will be at the airport so that you have enough time to get through security with said stuff, coerce a toddler through the scanner, and pack it all back up on the other side.  Night. Mare.  And because the line actually only took 20 minutes instead of the hour you planned, you know have 3 hours to sit and wait for your flight. Good times.



But now dear parent, there is this blessed service called CLEAR that will make airport security a breeze.  CLEAR is the fastest, most predictable way through airport security.  At participating airports, look for the CLEARlane at TSA security checkpoints. A CLEAR team member will greet you at the lane. Insert your CLEARcard into the kiosk, tap your finger and a CLEAR team member will escort you straight to physical screening. Easy and Fast!No more guessing if the security line is long or short. CLEAR will get your through security in less than 5 minutes.  And the best part? Children under 18 can use the CLEARlane without a CLEAR card when accompanied by a CLEAR family member.  We are trying it out this summer and I can’t wait to make flying with kids easier on everyone.

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  • Scarlet
    May 1, 2015

    I had not heard of CLEAR before. Thanks for letting me know about it!

    • Camille
      May 4, 2015

      Looks like a great service, doesn’t it? Anything to make getting through airport security more reliable is a plus for me!