Frontier Airlines will begin to implement temperature screenings for all passengers and team members prior to boarding flights.
The new rule will be effective June 1, and will deny boarding to anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. The announcement comes as Frontier’s requirement for all passengers to wear face masks on all flights went into effect May 8.
“The health and safety of everyone flying Frontier is paramount and temperature screenings add an additional layer of protection for everyone onboard,” said Frontier Airlines’ CEO Barry Biffle in a press release statement. “This new step during the boarding process, coupled with face coverings and elevated disinfection procedures, will serve to provide Frontier customers an assurance that their well-being is our foremost priority and we are taking every measure to help them travel comfortably and safely.”
Customers will be screened using touchless thermometers prior to boarding. If their temperature reading is 100.4 degrees or higher, they will be given time to rest, if the flight departure time allows, before receiving a second check. If the second check is still 100.4 degrees or higher, they will be informed by a Frontier gate agent that they will not be traveling that day for the health and safety of other passengers. Frontier will work to rebook the customer’s travel on a later date and accommodate the traveler’s preferences with respect to their reservation.
All Frontier airport team members will be held to the same standard and will not be allowed to work if their temperature is 100.4 degrees or higher at the start of their shift. Frontier will not maintain a record of the temperatures of passengers or team members.
Frontier also updated its boarding procedures in April to board passengers from the rear of the aircraft to the front and to encourage six feet of separation between passengers during the boarding process. Passengers are also required to sign a health acknowledgement prior to completing check-in via the company’s website or mobile app, confirming that neither they nor anyone in their household has exhibited Covid-19 related symptoms in the last 14 days. The acknowledgement also requires customers to confirm that they will check their temperature before heading to the airport and not travel if they have a fever, they will wash their hands/sanitize before boarding the flight, and that they understand and will follow the airline’s face covering policy.
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