Fly Healthy, Fly Smart
The safety and well-being of all travelers is our top priority. That’s why airlines have implemented a robust, multi-layered strategy that can effectively reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 during air travel – a strategy aligned with the findings from researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Click here for highlights from a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, which confirms that being on an airplane is as safe or safer than grocery store shopping or going to a restaurant.
Researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have found that the use of masks in combination with diligent cleaning protocols and advanced ventilation and filtration systems on aircraft offer “significant protection against COVID-19 during air travel.”
The universal use of face masks is the most essential part of a comprehensive set of measures to reduce COVID-19 transmission during air travel. U.S. airlines require all passengers and customer-facing employees to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth throughout the journey — check-in, boarding, in-flight and deplaning.
All A4A members have aircraft equipped with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters, which generate air as clean as an intensive care unit. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said, “Because of how air circulates and is filtered on airplanes, most viruses and other germs do not spread easily on flights.”
How to Properly Wear a Face Mask
As we take to the skies again, U.S. airlines are requiring face coverings, and we have tips on how to wear them. (1) Wear a face covering during your travel. (2) Be sure to wear face coverings correctly, covering both your nose and mouth. (3) Don't touch your mask or your child's mask. (4) Don't share your mask.
Hospital-grade Air Filtration
Fly Healthy, Fly Smart: Hospital-grade Air FiltrationFlying soon? U.S. airlines are working hard to help you #FlyHealthyFlySmart on your entire travel journey. All customer-facing employees are required to wear face coverings. U.S. airlines use hospital-grade air filtration inflight, and sterilize cabins with electrostatic sprayers and foggers.
Tips for Healthy Travel
Flying soon? U.S. airlines are working hard to help you #FlyHealthyFlySmart on your entire travel journey. Fly smart by checking in online or with your smartphone, washing your hands often for at least 20 seconds, and only travel if you're healthy.
Enhanced Cleaning Techniques
Flying soon? U.S. airlines are working hard to help you #FlyHealthyFlySmart on your entire travel journey. U.S. airlines are frequently sanitizing counters, kiosks and gate areas; Disinfecting surfaces, like armrests and seat buckles often; and reducing interaction by adjusting boarding procedures and inflight services.
Remember to Wear a Face Covering
Flying soon? U.S. airlines are working hard to help you #FlyHealthyFlySmart on your entire travel journey. Please wear a face covering over your nose and mouth. Remember to cover your face if coughing or sneezing, and avoid touching your face.
Tips for Travelers
U.S. airlines are committed to protect the safety and wellbeing of passengers and employees from curb to gate and ensure that everyone can “Fly Healthy. Fly Smart.” Carriers have implemented enhanced cleaning procedures that meet – and frequently exceed – guidelines from the CDC and instituted multiple layers of protection, including face covering requirements and health acknowledgement forms. Travelers are encouraged to #FlyHealthyFlySmart by following CDC recommendations, such as by wearing a face covering over the nose and mouth.
U.S. Airlines are Fighting to Stop the Spread of COVID-19
U.S. airlines are committed to the safety and wellbeing of passengers and employees and are proactively implementing enhanced cleaning procedures and new technologies to protect passengers and employees through this public health crisis.