READY FOR TAKOFF? BEFORE YOU HIT THE TARMAC, MAKE SURE TO REVIEW THESE TIPS DESIGNED TO HELP KEEP YOU SAFE WHILE AT THE AIRPORT
BEFORE YOU BOARD
BEFORE YOU LEAVE: Try to plan your transit time to avoid long wait times in the airport. More time spent there means more opportunities for exposure. Make sure you have masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, or other personal protective supplies to last the duration of you trip.
ON YOUR WAY TO THE AIRPORT: Try driving your own vehicle or have a friend or family drop you off at the airport to avoid public transportation or rideshares.
CHECKING-IN: Take advantage of mobile check-in ahead of your arrival. If you can’t, aim to check-in via a self-service kiosk to avoid person-to-person contact. Be sure to keep your disinfectant handy to wipe down touchscreens or buttons.
HANDLING YOUR LUGGAGE: If you are able, sanitize your luggage before entering the airport as a courtesy to luggage handlers. Try to keep items needed during your trip close to your person to avoid opening and closing your bags once inside.
CONSUMING FOOD AND DRINK: Try to avoid eating or drinking copious amounts while in the airport. If you require food, aim to bring your own from home. If not, look for sealed or prepacked options, avoiding self-serve, open air or buffet selections. Use prepacked cutlery and disinfect table, chairs and hands before eating. Be sure to maintain a safe distance from other passengers. Additionally be mindful that many airlines have suspended on board food and beverage services so be sure to plan accordingly .
TAKING RESTROOM BREAKS: If feasible, avoid using public restrooms. If you must, avoid high touch surfaces in the rest room as best you can. Afterwards cleanse your hands thoroughly.
HEADING TO THE GATE: If you choose to sit at the gate, use disinfectant to sanitize your seat and maintain social distancing between you and other passengers.
BOARDING THE PLANE: If seats are available, maintain social distancing between you and other passengers. Once seated, disinfect your seat, arm rests, tray table, and other high touch areas. If you stow items in the overhead storage compartment, be sure to clean your hands after.
AFTER YOU LAND
DEBOARDING THE PLANE: Avoid clustering with other passengers while waiting to deboard the plane. If you need to retrieve items from the overhead storage compartments, again be sure to clean your hands afterward.
GATHERING YOUR LUGGAGE: Maintain social distancing while you wait for your items. Aim to disinfect them once they are retrieved.
EXITING THE AIRPORT: Avoid lingering in the airport. You may choose to dispose and replace your personal protective equipment. Then head to your next destination.
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