Airline restrictions during the pandemic
Interesting article in the Wall Street Journal on the restrictions that airlines are placing on flights or considering during the crisis. The bottom line is that nobody is sure what to do and how to make flying safe. Some of the things that were mentioned:
The Trump administration is preparing to roll out temperature checks conducted by the TSA at some airports. Some airlines are taking passengers' temperatures and airports are using thermal scanning to check crowds.
Dutch carrier KLM asks passengers from high-risk areas to affirm their health before flying. The carrier reserves the right to keep passengers it deems ill off the plane.
Air France is boarding the back of the plane first, making business class and other higher fare passengers wait.
China Southern and other carriers are not seating passengers in the middle seat, or spacing them out through the cabin. Xiamen Air keeps the last three rows free for ill passengers.
Ryanair, Europe’s budget carrier, is requiring passengers to raise their hand and seek permission to use the bathroom.