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Pirates, endless waiting before the security check could be a thing of the past. Airports are working on new concepts to create a smoother experience.

We've checked where you can pre-book your place in the queue for FREE! 👇

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Pirates, you can now skip some of the security lines at London Heathrow with a pre-booked slot, which you can reserve for FREE. 🙌

How come? Airports are looking for systems that make the passenger flow as easy as possible. There are paid programmes out there such as TSA PreCheck and Clear -- these have been around in the US for a while. Clear's free version called "Reserve" has made it to the UK and Europe now!

Read more about how Clear works explained by our American colleagues here.

So, who can pre-book their time slot for the security queue at Heathrow?

  • Currently in trial mode

  • Terminal 3 only for selected airlines: American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Emirates, Virgin Atlantic Airways

Where else can you book you pre-book a slot? 👇

The Netherlands

Amsterdam (Shipol)

  • Can be booked up to one month in advance



  • from 72 hours before departure

Frankfurt am Main

  • from 72 hours before departure

  • Terminal 1, Area A (Level 2): Schengen flights

  • Terminal 1, Area A (Level 2): Schengen & non-Schengen flights

  • Terminal 2, central control (level 2): Schengen flights


  • up to 72 hours before departure


  • for Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Swiss, Eurowings, Air France and KLM

  • up to 2 days before


  • From 72 hours to one hour before departure

  • Time slot: 10 minutes before and after your chosen time


  • For departures from Terminal 1 (departure areas A to D)

  • Currently limited test phase



  • Can be booked from 7 days before departure

  • Available in Terminals 1 and 3

The US & Canada

Currently, you can reserve a free slot in the security check line at these airports in the US and Canada:

  • Calgary (YYC)

  • Denver (DEN)

  • Edmonton (YEG)

  • Los Angeles (LAX Fast Lane)

  • Minneapolis (MSP)

  • Montreal (YUL)

  • New York (JFK)

  • Newark (EWR)

  • Orlando (MCO)

  • Phoenix (PHX)

  • Seattle (SEA Spot Saver)

  • Toronto (YYZ)

  • Vancouver (YVR)

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