In step with major carriers such as United and American Airlines, Delta steps up their hygiene and sanitation process aboard air crafts. The airline consults with experts from the CDC, involving leaders, and the air crew to provide the latest information for COVID-19. Delta touts experience from previous pandemics H1N1 & Ebola to ensure the health and safety of the employees and their passengers.
Steps to support healthy flying. Delta has implemented, "6 ways Delta is supporting healthy Flying"
1. Cleaning, Cleaning and more Cleaning
This is includes sanitizing cabins with electrostatic sprayers to sanitize aircraft interiors from top to bottom. The cleaning crews spray thoroughly tray tables, seat backs, screens, lavatories, windows, doors, and an high touch area.
Gate areas, check-in kiosks, seats are cleaned several times during day. The staff is provided with more supplies in the process.
Customers have access to sanitizers at ticket counters, boarding gates, help centers, baggage service, offices, and sky clubs.
Onboard, all blankets are collected and removed off the plane. They are washed, dried, folded, placed in plastic bags using industrial strength washers and dryers.
2. Hand Sanitizers and Amenity Kits
Hand Sanitizers are available in all high touch areas. Passengers are given amenity kits to include hand cleansers and towelettes.
3. Breathing easier
The air circulation onboard the aircraft passes through Hepa Filters which filter 99.9% of particles which makes breathing easier.
4. Employees are armed with supplies and facts
Delta provides the employees with hand sanitizers, gloves, and protective equipment for the flight attendants as well as pilots who are in close contact with the customers
Current information from WHO and CDC for general updates and guidelines.
5. Staying in lockstep with the experts
Delta's crew and passenger health services stay in step with the CDC and WHO for guidance.
6. Remembering what we’ve learned from other global outbreaks
Delta takes what they have learned from previous pandemics H1N1 and Ebola which helps prepare for the care of the customers.
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