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Frontier Airlines will be checking passenger temperatures before allowing them to get on board.
“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 wellbeing is our foremost priority,” said CEO Barry Biffle in a statement announcing the new program.
Frontier has ordered five hundred infrared thermometers so its gate agents are ready to screen passengers starting June 1.
Before boarding, passengers and Frontier crew members will have their temperatures checked at the gate. If someone registers a temperature of 100.4 or higher, they will be kept at the gate for approximately ten minutes, then screened again. If the second temperature check is still 100.4 or higher, the passenger or crew member will not be allowed on that flight.
Earlier this week, Air Canada became the first airline in North America to say it will start checking passenger temperatures before flights.