Many airlines are coming up with new protocols and making major changes onboard. As people are starting to travel again many countries are easing their lockdown restrictions things will not be the same. There are going to be a lot of changes that we are going to experience. Therefore, from stepping in the airport till the boarding on the plane travel will be all different.
However, it is going to be a completely different experience than before because of the new safety precautions.
The Department for Transportation is ensuring the airlines that they inform their customers to not take any hand luggage on flights.
Airlines are taking strict cleaning measures at the planes in response to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Hand sanitizers are available on the flights and crew will be washing their hand frequently.
The airline will be checking the temperature of all the passengers traveling by Ryan Air. Moreover, the airline will be providing wrapped foods and drinks onboard.
Previously, there was a rumor that the airline is not allowing passengers to use toilets. But the airline confirmed that passengers would be given access to the toilets. However, there will be more frequent cleaning than before.
However, EasyJet is not selling any food item on their flights.
Tim Alderslade, chief executive of Airlines UK, said, “They demonstrate how airlines can apply targeted and multi-layered measures to ensure air travel is safe for customers and crew.”
In addition, he said, “The guidelines pave the way for the introduction of air bridges, and there is no reason we shouldn’t be getting clarity from Government on when and how these will be established over the coming days.
The airline has made it mandatory for all passengers and staff to wear face masks. However, changing these masks every four hours at least is necessary.
The airline is asking its passengers to bring enough facemasks for the entire journey. As they will have to change the mask after every four hours.
The airline is not allowing to put any hand luggage is not allowed in the overhead bins. The airline is only permitting the passengers to take only one small bag, for example, a handbag, with them, which can fit under the seat.
To reduce contact between staff and passengers, passengers must remain seated at all times. If a passenger needs to use the toilet they must call a crewmember who will guide on how to make use of the toilet.
However, passengers can buy items from the TUI cafe, such as free meals. But for buying anything the airline will accept only contactless payment.
Jet2 is cleaning its aircraft on daily basis, along with its transfer coaches. The airline has not yet issued its guide about what rules travelers will have to follow.
However, a Jet2 spokesperson on its website said, “ The health and safety of our customers and colleagues is our number one priority.”
In addition, he said, “We are in discussion with the relevant authorities, and we will provide an update on safety measures in due course.”