WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott, a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation with oversight over the aviation industry, called on U.S. airlines to provide clear guidance on their plans to keep American travelers safe. This week, Senator Scott released his list of priorities for any potential Phase 4 Coronavirus aid agreement, which includes increased health screenings at U.S. airports. On April 1, Senator Scott sent a letter to the President and CEO of Airlines for America and the President of the National Air Carrier Association requesting information on how the airlines plan to protect workers and the steps they are taking to keep Americans safe throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.

 

Senator Rick Scott said, “Last month, I called on U.S. airlines to create a plan to protect Americans through the Coronavirus outbreak. Now, I’m calling on all U.S. airlines to clearly lay out how they are going to continue to keep passengers safe as we return to our ‘new normal.’ I applaud the airlines that are already taking important steps, like mandating face masks, to protect health and safety. I encourage every airline to follow suit and provide specific guidance moving forward so Americans can feel safe traveling.”

 

Thank you to the U.S. airlines that have announced new policies aimed at keeping travelers and employees safe, including:

 

  • JetBlue
    • Masks required for passengers
    • Masks required for flight attendants
    • Staggered seating
  • American Airlines
    • Masks required for passengers
    • Masks required for flight attendants
    • Staggered seating
    • Electrostatic disinfectant spraying cabins
  • Delta Airlines
    • Masks required for passengers
    • Masks required for flight attendants
    • Staggered seating
    • Electrostatic disinfectant spraying cabins
  • United Airlines
    • Masks required for passengers
    • Masks required for flight attendants
    • Staggered seating
    • Electrostatic disinfectant spraying cabins for international flights
  • Frontier Airlines
    • Masks required for passengers
    • Masks required for flight attendants

 

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