U.S. Airlines to Refund Tickets to Travelers Denied Boarding Due to Fever

By Paul Riegler on 25 June 2020
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Airlines in the United States will refund ticket purchases to passengers who are found to have an elevated temperature at the airport and therefore won’t be permitted to fly.

The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Preventionconsiders a person to have a fever when he or she has a measured temperatureof 100.4° F (38° C) or higher.

U.S. officials have begun to roll out systems for checking passengers’ temperatures at the security checkpoints of the nation’s airports. Temperature screenings  will likely involve both tripods that can scan multiple people at the same time as well as hand-held thermal devices.

Carriers that have agreed to this promise, which was announced by Airlines for America, an industry trade group, include Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines.

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