The Travel Lounge

Airlines and Airports - Masked Track

June 12, 2020 Ed Finn & Sarah Slattery Season 1 Episode 5
The Travel Lounge
Airlines and Airports - Masked Track
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The Travel Lounge
Airlines and Airports - Masked Track
Jun 12, 2020 Season 1 Episode 5
Ed Finn & Sarah Slattery

While the coronavirus pandemic has all but devastated the travel industry, most experts agree that travel will rebound — it's just a question of when.  Major airlines have made it clear that losing business for summer is now a challenge to their very survival.  Airlines are scrambling to get travellers flying again, and both airlines and airports are rethinking their safety and health regulations to earn passengers' trust and avoid the virus' spread.  Today we are joined by two guests Matt Tarrant from Qatar Airways and Siobhán O' Donnell from the DAA to discuss how flying and Airports will change forever.  Qatar's inflight crew now wear full-body personal protective equipment suits as well as safety goggles, gloves, and masks.  Matt tells us that this is "to provide even greater reassurance to customers in addition to enhanced hygienic measures already in place."  We wouldn't be surprised if other airlines started adopting similar measures. 

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You can follow Ed and Sarah on twitter and Instagram - @edfinntravel and @travelexpert_IE and the_travel_expert.  We want to hear what you think about the show so please do leave us a review on apple podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/the-travel-lounge/id1508525049 
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Show Notes

While the coronavirus pandemic has all but devastated the travel industry, most experts agree that travel will rebound — it's just a question of when.  Major airlines have made it clear that losing business for summer is now a challenge to their very survival.  Airlines are scrambling to get travellers flying again, and both airlines and airports are rethinking their safety and health regulations to earn passengers' trust and avoid the virus' spread.  Today we are joined by two guests Matt Tarrant from Qatar Airways and Siobhán O' Donnell from the DAA to discuss how flying and Airports will change forever.  Qatar's inflight crew now wear full-body personal protective equipment suits as well as safety goggles, gloves, and masks.  Matt tells us that this is "to provide even greater reassurance to customers in addition to enhanced hygienic measures already in place."  We wouldn't be surprised if other airlines started adopting similar measures. 

Email your travel questions and queries to [email protected]
You can follow Ed and Sarah on twitter and Instagram - @edfinntravel and @travelexpert_IE and the_travel_expert.  We want to hear what you think about the show so please do leave us a review on apple podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/the-travel-lounge/id1508525049 
Subscribe to our podcast and you will receive all our exclusive content plus the latest updates and tips.