Frontier Airlines says it plans to begin temperature screening all passengers and crew next month.
The airline announced Thursday that the screening regimen with a touchless thermometer will begin June 1 and “anyone with a temperature exceeding 100.4 degrees will be denied boarding.”
Passengers who test above that limit “will be given time to rest,” and if a second screening is also high, “a Frontier gate agent will explain to the customer that they will not be flying that day for the health and safety of others.”
Tests will be conducted at the boarding gate by the agent.
CEO Barry Biffle said the temperature screenings are “an additional layer of protection for everyone onboard.” The airline is one of several US carriers requiring all passengers and crew to wear face masks.
On Thursday morning, Frontier acknowledged it is no longer charging customers $39 and upwards to reserve an empty neighboring seat as part of a social distancing initiative. The airline said it will continue to block the seats but not charge customers.
Frontier and other airlines say they are encouraging the federal Transportation Security Administration to include a temperature check at the security checkpoint.