For those of us who are still flying during this crazy time, it’s important that you do your research before choosing airline to fly with. Some airlines are taking extra precautions to make it as safe as possible not just for their passengers, but for their workers, and other airlines are stuffing as many people in a plane as they possibly can. Check out our reviews of each airline below for the best and worst airlines to fly with during COVID-19.
Delta Airlines is making headlines for how well they are dealing with COVID-19 and the safety measures they’ve put into place. They’ve blocked out the middle seats on all of their flights to help keep a safe social distance between passengers. They spray the plane with disinfectant in between every single flight. They are also modifying their boarding process to board by row to keep crowds and lines from forming. Before allowing passengers to board, They also have a very flexible cancellation policy which allows you to change or cancel your flight if it’s impacted by COVID-19 without having to pay a fee.
Alaska Airlines is a growing airline that is gaining popularity in the west coast of the United States. They do flights to Alaska, Hawaii, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Vancouver, and more. They are limiting the number of guests on each flight to help with social distancing. They also spray the planes between each flight with disinfectant. If you need to change or cancel your flight due to COVID-19, you can easily do so without having to pay any fees.
It doesn’t seem that United Airlines is doing anything to help with social distancing on their flights, they don’t state anything on their corporate website, so their flights might be being booked to full capacity. They have teamed up with Clorox to better clean and sanitize their planes in between in flight. They were allowing customers to change or cancel their flights due to COVID, but according to their website, after July 31, 2020, you may have to pay a change fee.
Spirit Airlines has enhanced cleaning on their planes in between each flight. They state that they are also disinfecting their planes for 4-6 hours over night. Their website also states that they might do temperature checks as passengers are boarding their flights as well. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher will not be allowed to board the plane. They were also waiving their change and cancelation fees, but according to their website, that is ending July 31, 2020.
Spirit Airlines is also not limiting the number of passengers on their flights. They are disinfecting their planes with fogging treatments but it doesn’t state how often they do that, so we’re unsure if that’s at the end of each day or between each flight. They have been allowing passengers to change or cancel their flights without any fees, but according to their website, that’s ending July 31, 2020.