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Flight review: The longest US domestic flight, Hawaiian Airlines’ Boston to Honolulu on the A330 in first class
During the COVID-19 crisis, our team has temporarily ceased taking review trips. However, we have resumed the publication of new, previously unpublished flight, hotel and lounge reviews, from trips taken before the lockdown. To help keep you entertained — and maybe inspire you — we are also republishing a selection of our most popular reviews from 2019 and 2020, including the one …Note that the flight reviewed in this article is currently suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to a schedule published by Hawaiian Airlines, all flights to the mainland except for one daily service each to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle are suspended until May 20, 2020.
The number of travelers taking to the skies continues to rise andis working hard to ensure the safety of its passengers.
According to an interview with University of Alabama Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases Dr. Michael Saag, airplanes with proper health protocols such as Delta's CareStandard are safe for travelers.
Saag said as long as passengers on board the planes areand wearing masks, the risk of transmission is very low. As a result, Delta continues to block middle seats and has at 60 percent in Main Cabin and 50 percent in First Class.
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Air circulation is also important to reducing the possibility of spreading coronavirus, as Delta refreshes the air in its cabins every two-five minutes. The filtration systems on board planes remove 99.99 percent of particles.
In addition, air flows down in planes, reducing transmission of the viral infection.
To reduce touchpoints for passengers, they are handed antibacterial wipes upon entering the plane to disinfect their seats and the surrounding area, as well as presented with water and snacks in a bag to avoid the need for expanded food service.
The carrier is expanding its health and safety diligence to its, as the airline reopens the airport facilities in Chicago, Denver, Miami, Nashville, Orlando, Phoenix and San Francisco. Additional Clubs will open as travel continues to increase in the coming months.
Delta also recently resumed serving beer and wine to its first-class and Comfort+ passengers after many airlines decided to.
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