USA Delta Air Lines will begin installing hand sanitizer stations onboard their planes from Friday, as their latest effort on combating the spread of coronavirus. Delta airlines will be first airlines in the USA to install hand sanitizer in the plane.
The airline has begun installation on Friday and likely to be completed the installation in all flights within the coming weeks. Purell hand sanitizer will be placed near the airplane’s boarding door and outside the bathroom door that will be easily accessed to the passenger for use. As the washroom is used by most of the passengers and is very important for hygienic reasons, the placement of the hand sanitizer beside the washroom is very important being the door handle is the most used in the washroom.
Chief Customer Experience Officer, Bill Lentsch said in a statement, “Over the past few months, our customer satisfaction scores have skyrocketed by double digits, including those for onboard lavatory cleanliness. But that’s not stopping us from going even further to make sure customers feel safe and comfortable when they travel with Delta.”
Besides the installation of sanitizer, there have been extra precautions during the flight as wiping down and disinfecting the lavatories frequently during each flight and use of the mask and gloves by the flight attendants during the flight.
To limit the contact that passengers have with high-touch areas, select Delta aircraft — including the A350s, A330-900neos, 767-400s and 757-200s — have touchless features in the bathroom, including faucets, flush levers, and garbage can lids. The airline said it would continue to explore how to introduce more touchless aspects to the flight experience.
Earlier this week, the airline announced that it would continue its popular policy of blocking the middle seat onboard every flight until at least Jan. 6, 2021. Delta also doubled the number of cleaners who disinfect airplanes between flights.