WASHINGTON, D.C. - A trade group representing major airlines says its members support having the government do temperature checks of passengers as long as necessary during the coronavirus crisis.
Airlines for America said Saturday that the checks will add a layer of protection for passengers as well as airline and airport employees. Airline workers who come in contact with the public also would be checked.
The association said passenger screening is the responsibility of the Transportation Security Administration. "Having temperature checks performed by the TSA will ensure that procedures are standardized, providing consistency across airports so that travelers can plan appropriately."