Delta Air Lines began a new test program at the Los Angeles International Airport where it scanned passengers’ body temperatures at the terminal, The Star Tribune reports.

  • The pilot program will reportedly last three weeks.
  • The airline hopes the program will reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus while flying.
  • It’s unclear if Delta will extend the program to other cities. But it shows Delta continues to test new ways to keep people safe during the pandemic.
  • Delta will ask all passengers at LAX — or who are connecting from the international terminal to domestic flights — to pass by thermal-imaging cameras, which can read body temperatures of large groups.

“As a part of our ongoing efforts to reduce the COVID-19 infection rate and provide additional layers of protection for our customers and employees, we are testing a temperature screening process for customers flying out of LAX Terminal 2. Customers who have a temperature of 100.4 or higher will not be allowed to board consistent with the CDC’s fever threshold.” — Delta said in a statement (<a href="">The Points Guy</a>)

Delta previously implemented temperature screening at the Tom Bradley International Terminal in June, too, according to The Points Guy.

More screening from Delta:

  • Delta Air Lines added a new health screening measure at the end of July for people who can’t wear face masks because of health risks other than COVID-19, as I wrote about for The company will reach out to those passengers to ask them questions about their health to make sure they have clearance to fly without a mask.