Contact tracing, temperature checks and masks: airline industry outlines new norms

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Now to the high anxiety in the airline industry and the devastating prediction today. From the CEO of Boeing Tom Costello calling the threat to the airline industry. Grave the prediction from Boeing. Co Two savannah. Guthrie today sent shockwaves through Wall Street and airline offices. You think there might be a major. Us carrier that just has to go out of business. Well it's I don't WanNa get a t to predictive on that subject but yes most likely you know something will happen. When September comes around Dave Calhoun did not say which airlines are most at risk but with few exceptions every airline is flying less than ten percent full on September thirtieth. The federal government's Bailout. Money comes to an end. Airlines are already warning that as many as one hundred thousand employees could be laid off if passengers don't return in large numbers. You don't know who has what how clean things have been at least on the plane. Flying in a covert and post covert world expect airline and airport facemask requirements six feet of separation while lining up airport health screenings. A new scanner checks for elevated body temperatures at Paine field in Washington state. Now three hundred forty-six airports nationwide are calling on the TSA to check every passengers temperature at security the TSA so far not embracing the idea. We have to make certain that those who choose to travel by air make it through the airport and feel as though they are as safe as they were if they were in their own home. When we'll airline travel get back to normal Boeing again with a sobering assessment. It might take us three five years to get there. Meanwhile Delta United American Airlines are requiring passengers to wear masks board that can be denied boarding if they don't but wants to play leaves the gate flight attendants will ask not forced passengers to comply

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