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American Airlines: Experts Agree - Airline Cleaning and Safety Measures Combat the Spread of COVID-19
|10/28/2020 | 08:47am|
Passengers can continue to enjoy air travel with peace of mind, thanks to a study issued today by
American's Clean Commitment includes all of the layers recommended by Harvard and include:
Use of high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters in aircraft ventilation systems, which refresh cabin air every 2 - 4 minutes and filter out more than 99% of the particles that cause COVID-19. These systems effectively counter the proximity travelers are subject to during flights.
Mandatory and universal wearing of face coverings by all customers and team members throughout the journey.
Disinfection of high-touch aircraft surfaces to remove contamination, which American does before every flight, with even deeper clean for every aircraft overnight.
American also electrostatically sprays SurfaceWise2 - the only EPA-approved product to provide long-lasting protection against viruses, including coronavirus and other microbes like bacteria. While other sprays might only provide a momentary clean, SurfaceWise2 continues to protect against coronavirus, even after new germs and viruses are deposited on surfaces.
Asking all customers, during check-in, to confirm they have been free of COVID-19 symptoms for the past 14 days.
'We've always taken our commitment to care for customers' safety and well-being seriously and COVID-19 has given us every reason to aggressively scale those efforts through our Clean Commitment,' said
In addition to these measures to care for customers, all airline team members are required to complete a daily, personal health assessment before reporting to work.
American's purpose is to care for people on life's journey. Shares of
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