Los Angeles World Airports said it would share results from its pilot program with the Transportation Security Administration, airlines, CDC, the L.A. County Department of Health and other airports around the world “in an effort to set new standards for the industry.”
The LAX pilot project follows Frontier Airlines’ announcement that it would start temperature screenings of all passengers and employees in June, and that anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher would be denied boarding. Travelers to some countries, including South Korea, are also subject to a temperature check.
Industry group Airlines for America has pushed for the Transportation Security Administration to begin checking temperatures at airports. Delta and Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport are taking temperatures of employees.