A free, virtual queue program has launched at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. JFK T4 Reservepowered by CLEAR allows travelers at the airport’s Terminal 4 to plan ahead and reserve a dedicated security lane time slot for their party.
How it works
- Reserve: To use the free JFK T4 Reserve powered by CLEAR lane, visit the dedicated website where you can enter your flight details, the size of your party, and find a reservation time that works for you.
- Confirm: Once you select your reservation time, finish booking by entering your email, and confirming your details. You’ll receive a confirmation email and QR code.
- Go: When you arrive at airport security, look for signs pointing to the Reserve powered by CLEAR lane. Scan your QR code with our staff and enjoy the fast lane right to TSA screening and security.
Reservations can be made online up to 72 hours in advance of a flight’s scheduled departure. Reservation times are available based on the passenger’s selected flight; slots are available starting at least 60 minutes before domestic flights and at least 75 minutes before international flights. The dedicated JFK Reserve security entry point is open between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. – the security checkpoint’s busiest time.
CLEAR first launched its free checkpoint reservation system at Orlando International Airport in October 2021. JFK is the seventh airport to offer CLEAR’s free Reserve program. Other airports offering Reserve are Newark Liberty International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, and Calgary International Airport.
In addition to Reserve, CLEAR Plus expedited security lanes are available in Terminals 2 and 4 at JFK, as well as at Newark Liberty, LaGuardia and Westchester County airports. Subscribing CLEAR Plus members can use the company’s network of 120+ dedicated lanes across 43 airports to verify their identity with their eyes, replacing the need to take out their wallet and driver’s license. After verification, a CLEAR Ambassador escorts members through the dedicated lane and directly to TSA physical security.