Frontier Airlines said it would begin implementing temperature screenings for all passengers and team members beginning June 1.
The checks will be performed prior to boarding flights; anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher will be denied boarding, according to the company.
The checks will be performed using “touchless” thermometers.
Those testing 100.4 or above will be given “time to rest, if flight departure time allows,” for a second check.
If the second check is still at that temperature or higher, the company said it would “work with that customer to rebook travel on a later date or otherwise accommodate the traveler’s preferences.”
This week, the carrier also said it would begin requiring face coverings for passengers on all flights.
“The health and safety of everyone flying Frontier is paramount and temperature screenings add an additional layer of protection for everyone onboard,” said Frontier Airlines CEO Barry Biffle. “This new step during the boarding process, coupled with face coverings and elevated disinfection procedures, will serve to provide Frontier customers an assurance that their well-being is our foremost priority and we are taking every measure to help them travel comfortably and safely.”
All Frontier staff will also be subject to the same tests prior to flights.
In another health guideline, the company said it would have passengers fill out a “health acknowledgment” prior to checking in, requiring passengers to confirm that no one or anyone in their household has exhibited coronavirus symptoms in the last 14 days; they will check their temperature prior to heading to the airport; they will wash their hands or sanitize prior the flight; and they “understand and acknowledge the airline’s face covering policy.”
The move means Frontier is the first American airline to require temperature checks for passengers.