5 things customers can do to stay healthy when flying


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While Delta has moved quickly to take steps to support a more healthy flying experience, there are many actions health officials recommend for travelers to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and to stay healthy while flying.

  1. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (sing “Happy Birthday” twice!), especially after using the restroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Delta has soap and water in lavatories on all flights, and is deploying hand sanitizer to all boarding gates.
  2. Stay home when you are sick. We’d love to see you on our next flight, but if you’re sick, please stay home. Delta is waiving many change fees for flights booked between March 1-31. See more details here.
  3. Download the Fly Delta app. Checking in on the app – either as a guest or through a free Delta SkyMiles account – means there is no need to use the touch-screen kiosks at the airport. But if you do use a kiosk, we’re cleaning them multiple times daily.
  4. Follow good respiratory hygiene. Our aircraft have state-of-the-art air filtration systems, but you should still cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the tissue immediately and wash your hands.
  5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands to prevent contracting any viruses.


  • CDC’s website contains COVID-19 travel alerts, news updates, tips on staying safe and much more. Read more.
  • Airlines for America has launched a COVID-19 microsite with updates across the airline industry. Read more.
  • International Air Transport Association is publishing regular updates to travel restrictions, which Delta is sharing with customers. Read more.



Mon, 03/09/2020 – 08:16