Delta, United, AF, & LH Allow Crews to Switch from Zika Routes

by Adam

The New York Times is reporting that Delta, United, Air France, and Lufthansa are allowing flight attendants and pilots to switch from Zika impacted routes.

In an internal memo on Jan. 28, seen by Reuters, United said expectant flight attendants as well as those seeking to become pregnant could switch routes to avoid Zika-affected regions without repercussions. The airline has similar options available for pilots, Charles Hobart, spokesman for parent United Continental Holdings Inc, told Reuters on Wednesday

Delta has had a similar policy in place since January 17th while Air France and Lufthansa say they’ve provided the flexibility to swap from routes to Zika regions for the past few weeks, though they report that only a few crew members have opted for a switch.

For more information on the Zika virus, check out the Pan American Health Organization’s website.


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