British Airways: Airline urges passengers to change face masks every four hours on flights

British Airways: Airline urges passengers to change face masks every four hours on flights

British Airways said it would be making a “meaningful return to service” from July. As well as slashing wages and axing jobs, the airline will be implementing strict new rules and cutting parts of its service. However, just as British tourists gear up to book their future flights abroad the airline has announced some major new changes to how passengers will have to fly.

They said in a customer email: “We ask that you please wear a face mask at all times, on board and at the airport.

“As a guide, a face mask could last up to four hours, so please make sure to bring enough for the duration of your trip.

“We’ll ask you to remove it for any passport checks but you’ll be advised to do so by our colleagues.

“Please be aware that some airports now mandate that you wear face masks so make sure you check your destination airport and country guidelines before you travel, so you can arrive prepared.”

This means that passengers on an eight to ten hour flight will need at least two or three face masks to hand, or maybe more depending on the airport they’re flying to.

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Passengers with dietary requirements or allergies onboard a flight will no longer be catered for, according to the airline’s new rules.

Instead, they have been advised to bring their own food and snacks onboard.

In an email to its customers, British Airways explained: “For now, we’ve changed our inflight food options and service, to reduce physical contact with our crew.

“If you have any special dietary requirements or allergies, unfortunately, these will not be provided for, so it may be a good idea to bring anything you need ahead of your flight.”

The airline will be providing customers complimentary light refreshments, water, hot and soft drinks.

Those flying on certain flights will be offered a “complimentary meal” but those with dietary requirements will be excluded from this.

British Airways states: “We’re currently unable to offer special meals.

“You’ll be offered a new food service which will reduce physical contact with our crew, you’ll be able to choose between a vegetarian or non-vegetarian option. If you have special dietary requirements or allergies, please bring your own food and snacks.

“Visit the local airport authority’s website to see what locations are open once you pass through security.”

Cleaning methods

The airline has announced that after every flight they clean their aircrafts “from nose to tail”.

BA have also announced they will be cleaning their aircrafts to hospital theatre standards.

They added: “The air in our cabins is passed through HEPA filters, which remove microscopic bacteria and virus clusters with over 99.9 percent efficiency and is equivalent to hospital operating theatre standards.”

Published at Thu, 04 Jun 2020 09:28:00 +0000