Airlines Will Refund Tickets for Passengers with Elevated Temperatures

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Airlines Will Refund Tickets for Passengers with Elevated Temperatures

Airlines for America, the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, announced that its member carriers will voluntarily pledge to refund tickets when passengers are found to have an elevated temperature during a TSA screening process prior to travel.

Last month, the carriers announced they are supporting the Transportation Security Administration temperature screenings as long as necessary during the COVID-19 public health crisis.

Temperature checks are one of several public health measures the CDC recommends, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. It is not a full proof protection from the virus. But, it will add an extra layer of protection for passengers as well as airline and airport employees. Airlines also require face masks for passnegers.

Additionally, temperature checks are a boost for public confidence as airlines hope for people to start flying again. But until now, it wasn’t clear what would happen when a passenger who had purchased a ticket was found to have an elevated temperature during a TSA screening process. This announcement gives customers a peace of mind in case they are turned away by the TSA.

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  1. Safety is important for all the passengers, flight crew and everyone in the airport. It is good to know that travellers will not be in financial burden if they are really not fit for flying. Thanks for sharing!

  2. If they refunded you I’m cash or check instead of returning the funds to the credit card you purchased the flight with, I could imagine a bunch of the readers of this blog purposely working out before going through TSA. Some lunges, jumping jacks, maybe some burpees… suddenly travel hackers are going to be the most fit group of people alive.

  3. Hopefully your not running through the airport trying to catch your flight raising your temperature and get booted 🙂

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