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Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:41 AM

Delta to Require Health Acknowledgment by Customers at Check-In

Source: Airport Business

Delta Air Lines will soon require customers to answer questions about whether they’ve experienced symptoms of COVID-19, or been in contact with someone who has, as part of the check-in process.

Starting in mid-July, the Atlanta-based airline said, passengers will be required to fill out a health acknowledgment form. Passengers also must agree to face mask requirements during travel.

Delta said the policy is “to provide an additional layer of protection for the safety of our employees and customers.”

The new requirement is in line with health declarations required on other airlines, including Southwest and United, and the major airlines’ lobbying group said Monday that all of its members would roll out temporary policies requiring health acknowledgements.

Read more: https://www.aviationpros.com/airlines/news/21144214/delta-to-require-health-acknowledgment-by-customers-at-checkin

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Reply Delta to Require Health Acknowledgment by Customers at Check-In (Original post)
brooklynite Jun 30 OP
Maeve Jun 30 #1
brooklynite Jun 30 #4
NurseJackie Jun 30 #2
Midnightwalk Jun 30 #7
marybourg Jun 30 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 30 #5
soothsayer Jun 30 #9
Native Jun 30 #6
brooklynite Jun 30 #11
The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 30 #12
Native Jun 30 #13
soothsayer Jun 30 #8
yaesu Jun 30 #10

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:47 AM

1. Agreeing to wear a mask makes sense

But as to the form...I believe Dr House said it best--"Everybody lies."

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Response to Maeve (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:02 PM

4. I'm guessing it's a liability item...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:48 AM

2. So, it's just an "honor system" among people with no honor, and no common sense?

Those people are going to lie-lie-lie. I won't be flying until after there's a vaccine or cure.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:09 PM

7. Not just lying. Up to 45% are asymptomatic

Link for the curious

[link:https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/06/200612172208.htm|]

And they already weaseling out in the original article:

The industry group, Airlines for America, said health acknowledgments “encourage passengers to make an evaluation of their own health prior to travel,” and said those who refuse to complete the health acknowledgment “may be deemed unfit to travel.”

Delta and other airlines already have been requiring passengers and employees to wear masks and warned that customers who don’t comply could lose future flight privileges. Delta said last week it has banned some passengers who refused.


In other words, hope that the passenger wedged up next to you for hours didn't lie, wasn't asymptomatic, and that the crew will actually make them wear a mask and wear it properly.

Yeah I'm not getting on any flight soon either.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:59 AM

3. Wallpaper.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:02 PM

5. Will people lie on the health declaration? Probably,

if they're really determined to get to their destination. I recall an incident just as the SARS epidemic was getting attention, when I was working for what is now Delta. I was riding in the flight deck jumpseat on a flight out of ORD. After everyone had boarded and the FAs were about to close the doors, one of them came forward and told the captain that there was a woman in the back row puking enthusiastically into one of the airsick bags. The captain asked her and another FA whether they were comfortable leaving her on the plane, and they both said, absolutely not. So they told her she couldn't stay if she was sick and escorted her off. She was really PO'd about it, but after we pushed back an ambulance pulled up to the gate; the woman must have been obviously pretty sick so the gate agent called 911. This passenger was willing to get on an airplane knowing she was ill during an epidemic that was scaring people (though SARS never actually took off in the US). I don't think it would be any different now.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:14 PM

9. I swear the virus makes you WANT to travel

And congregate.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:02 PM

6. But masks are still optional. So much window dressing.

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Response to Native (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:18 PM

11. "3 things to know about Delta's mask-wearing requirement"

Wearing a mask is one of the most important ways customers and employees can help prevent the spread of the virus while flying, according to medical experts including the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the World Health Organization. Here’s what you need to know about Delta’s mask-wearing requirement that’s been in effect since May, and why it’s so important customers comply with it:

Requiring masks is an extension of our safety commitment. Enforcement is a responsibility we take seriously.

Remaining seated when taxiing and wearing a seat belt during take off are non-negotiable safety measures to protect individuals – and those surrounding them – when flying. We take our mask requirement just as seriously. That’s why customers are not allowed to board a Delta aircraft without wearing a mask and must follow crew member instruction to properly wear a mask in flight. Those who choose not to comply with this or other safety requirements risk future flight privileges with Delta, which is in keeping with the face covering enforcement policies Airlines for America recently announced.

While there’s no single way to reduce the spread of COVID-19, masks provide an important, consistent layer of protection.

Delta has implemented layers of protection from check-in to baggage claim to deliver a new standard of cleanliness, more space and safer service and care for customers and employees alike. When added to measures such as sanitizing aircraft surfaces with electrostatic spray before 100% of flights, blocking middle seats while capping aircraft capacity at 60% in main cabin, and changing aircraft HEPA filters twice as often as recommended, mask-wearing provides a consistent layer across all travel touch points that can help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

We’re making customers aware of our requirement before and during the journey.

While we double down on our safety commitment of ensuring customers wear their masks as required, we are making sure customers are aware of and acknowledge this requirement by adding even more digital notifications, signage and announcements starting before you leave home and across your journey with us.

https://news.delta.com/3-things-know-about-deltas-mask-wearing-requirement

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #11)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:24 PM

12. I wonder how many instances of air-rage those poor FAs will have to deal with

when the MAGAts insist, once airborne, that they aren't going to sit here for the whole flight wearing a girlie mask while this lib'rul Democrat airline is depriving them of their freedumb. They have enough trouble just getting people to put their seats up and turn off their cellphones.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #11)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:37 PM

13. It's not enforced.

There have been several articles and pictures about this. The airlines are allowing people to remove the masks once they're on the plane and many flight attendants don't even bother to wear them throughout the trip. Lots of pictures across the airlines showing planes filled with people not wearing masks even though they are supposedly "required." It's all lip service.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:13 PM

8. "Did anyone give you an item to carry? Did anyone give you coronavirus?"

Awesome.

I feel safe....by not flying.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:17 PM

10. I'm sure tRumpsters will cheat on that test. nt

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