Alaska Airlines is introducing new touch-free options for the safety of passengers. And from stopping the virus to spread on the flight.
In the coming weeks, the airline will be adding new technology and innovation. It will be to reduce the contact among passengers and crew during travel.
However, there will be a number of touch-free options. Such as pre-ordering meals, purchasing food, and beverages using a stored credit card. And printing bag tags to avoid check-in kiosks.
Enhancing Safety Measures
Moreover, the airline is implementing more safety Protocols. That includes agents standing six feet away to scan boarding passes. And passengers will get a text message instead of a printed boarding pass if they don’t have the Alaska Airlines mobile app.
However, instead of a printed receipt passengers will receive an email for the receipt for baggage.
“These advancements help make the travel experience easy and almost entirely touch-free for our guests. And are just part of the many ways we’re keeping our guests and employees safe during this time,” Alaska Airlines senior vice president Charu Jain said in a statement.
Now customers of Alaska will find most of the flight process into its mobile app. However, it allows passengers to check-in for their flight, generates a mobile boarding pass, changes seats, and prepay for bags. Moreover, guests can also check the status of their flight, gate changes, and boarding notifications.
Earlier this month, Alaska Airlines announced it had done away with in-flight entertainment tablet rentals onboard its flights in the name of safety amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Attempt to Lure the Customers
As passengers are reluctant to travel due to the pandemic that’s why the airline came up with this sale. The number of people traveling through Transportation Security Administration checkpoints has rebounded from its April lows. But it is still down as compared to a year ago. On Thursday, 743,599 individuals were screened, down 72% from 2.7 million a year ago.
In addition to fare sales, airlines are enhancing their health and safety measures to bring back the customers to fly again. However, Alaska is one of the airlines which is blocking a few seats to ensure social distancing. The airline has planned to block the middle seat through October 31.
Moreover, All guests over the age of two must wear a face covering at gate areas, ticket counters, and in flight.