Southwest Cutting Back on COVID Cleaning Between Flights
Southwest has decided that their 'overnight' cleanings will be enough in the fight against COVID-19.
Southwest Airlines, which has a hub at Denver International Airport, and the airline that this author prefers, issued a memo about updating their cleaning procedures while on the tarmac.
The airline said it will continue to clean a 'few items' in between each flight.
According to CNN, which obtained the memo, the airline is seeing more flights and needs to speed-up the time that the planes are not in the air; they've decided that that time will come from the time it takes to clean for COVID-19.
They will still clean a few things in between flights, such as seat-back trays and the restrooms, but items such as seat-belts won't be. All planes will get a 6-7 hour deep cleaning every day during its overnight stop down.
According to CNN Southwest will also continue to limit the capacity for planes through October 2020.
Get more on the new COVID-19 cleaning policy from CNN HERE.