Here’s Your Update on How Top #Airlines are Currently Handling Health and Safety

Last month we gave you an update that checked in on top airlines’ travel policies in response to the virus. This month, we’re adding a few more airlines to that list. Read on for more information.

United Airlines

·        Safety: Their United CleanPlus commitment policy has been implemented to put your health and safety first. They’re doing that by partnering with Clorox and Cleveland Clinic to ensure strict cleaning protocols are in place. These include disinfecting all high-touch areas, providing you with antibacterial wipes upon boarding, and using electrostatic spray to clean the cabin between flights.

·        Flexibility: Change fees have been permanently eliminated for most Economy and Premium flights within the US and/or originating in the US.

·        Requirements: Face coverings are required on flights for all passengers over the age of 2 (of course, the crew will be wearing them, too). You’ll also need to acknowledge that you don’t have any COVID symptoms when you check in.

·        Other Things to Know: Snacks onboard are being served in an “all in one bag,” which includes a water bottle instead of a drink poured in a cup.        

Alaska Airlines

·        Safety: Strict cleaning protocols are in place, including 2 HEPA filters on every aircraft, cleaning aircraft with electrostatic disinfecting spray between flights, and handing everyone antibacterial wipes upon boarding. Alaska no longer blocks middle seats, as of January 7th, 2021.

·        Flexibility: Their Peace of Mind waiver gets rid of change and cancellation fees for flights booked through March 31. Beginning April 1, all change fees will be eliminated permanently.

·        Requirements: Face coverings are required on flights for all passengers over the age of 2 (of course, the crew will be wearing them, too). You’ll also need to complete a health agreement acknowledging that you don’t have any COVID symptoms when you check in.

·        Other Things to Know: You can make your experience as contact-free as possible by downloading the Alaska app.

JetBlue Airways

·        Safety: JetBlue is taking a multilayered approach to health and safety, with their Safety from the Ground Up policy. This includes temperature checks and paid sick leave for crew members, frequent cleaning of commonly touched surfaces, and electrostatic spraying to disinfect aircraft between flights.

·        Flexibility: Their Peace of Mind waiver gets rid of change and cancellation fees for flights booked through March 31. Beginning April 1, all change fees will be eliminated permanently.

·        Requirements: Face coverings are required on flights for all passengers over the age of 2 (of course, the crew will be wearing them, too). You’ll also need to complete a health declaration form acknowledging that you don’t have any COVID symptoms during the check in process.

·        Other Things to Know: JetBlue has the most space between rows of any other airline in the United States. You’re encouraged to download the JetBlue App to make your check-in process as contactless as possible.

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