Since the emergence of COVID-19 this past spring, the Airline Industry has undertaken aggressive enhanced cleaning and safety protocols. Naturally, the safety of passengers and employees is a top priority. Collaborating with the White House, Congress, and various federal agencies, including the Center for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], all major airlines have instituted additional protection layers to safeguard passengers throughout their journey.
One will encounter these new protocols immediately upon arrival at the airport, from social distancing, facial coverings, hand sanitation stations, touchless transactions to enhanced cleaning protocols such as electrostatic and fogging procedures. [Below is a video by Delta Air Lines highlighting the techniques used in sterilizing the cabin environment.] Furthermore, inflight food and beverage services are limited to reduce any possible cross-contamination.
Many aircraft feature High-Efficiency Particulate Air [HEPA] filters that create the cleanest air environment for air quality. As a point of reference, these HEPA air filtration systems are in hospital ICU departments and cleanrooms in manufacturing plants. The air quality in airplanes today far surpasses that of the average American home.
The Airline Industry has risen to the challenge of creating the cleanest environment for travelers. So when you are ready to travel, you can rest assured that the Airlines have your safety in mind.
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