Low-cost giant Frontier Airlines will screen every boarding passenger with a temperature thermometer in a step to prevent any biosecurity hazards. The announcement yesterday marks the first airline in the USA to do it for all flights.
How does this test work?
Passengers and crew boarding the next Frontier Airlines flight might find themselves getting checked for more than just loose change in their pockets. Frontier will be rolling out a new screening process to check the temperature of every passenger boarding to ensure that those who have a high temperature (a sign of the body combating a virus) are refused to board.
Anyone that triggers the sensor has a temperature of over 100.4 degrees (38 degrees Celsius), which is higher than average body temperature. They will be moved aside and checked again after ten minutes. If they fail the second test, they will be refused to board.