Effective immediately, Frontier Airlines has begun taking temperature scans of all passengers and crew members before they board their flight. This latest step comes in anticipation of the FAA making this a necessary safety practice.

In addition to other COVID-19 safety steps, all passengers and crew members will be required to have their temperature scanned before boarding the plane. Anyone, including crew, who registers over 100.4 degrees will be asked to step aside and rest for a moment. The airline will then do a second scan to see if their temperature is still high.

Frontier wants to make sure that the temperature readings are accurate and that an individual isn't just overheated from trying to make it to the gate on time. If the passenger registers over the temperature threshold for a second time, he or she will be denied boarding. One of the gate attendants will provide further instructions there and then.

Frontier has also made it mandatory for all to wear a face mask on all flights from start to finish. All planes are also electrostatically sprayed with a disinfectant before each flight. Additional cleaning steps are also in process for all flights and crew areas.

The airline is also asking that passengers answer the following questions prior to boarding:

  • Have you or any of your close family members been exposed to COVID-19 in the past 2 weeks?
  • Have you or any of your family members exhibited any symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 2 weeks?

Passengers will also be asked to make sure that they thoroughly wash or sanitize their hands before entering the plane.

Adam Luehrs is a contributing writer at GET.com based in California. He likes traveling to new and exciting destinations, preferably on his credit card company's dime. When not on the road, Adam enjoys hiking around the mountains of San Diego, trying out new food and reading history books. Email: adam.luehrs@get.com.