Frontier Airlines expands passenger notifications from 2 to 7 flights in Ebola case

Frontier Airlines expands passenger notifications from 2 to 7 flights in Ebola case

Frontier Airlines is expanding the circle of passengers being notified that they flew with a nurse who later tested positive for Ebola, or flew on a later flight using the same plane.

The airline said that it would contact passengers on seven flights, not just the two flights the nurse took.

Frontier’s president said that “a handful” of customers have called to cancel reservations since news broke about the nurse’s travel on Frontier flights, and that the airline dropped a fare sale scheduled for this week. …

The plane spent Thursday sitting in a hangar at the Denver airport. Frontier officials said crews have cleaned it several times, but they were not sure when it would resume flying.

The airline put two pilots and four flight attendants on paid leave for 21 days – health experts consider that the outer limit of how long it would take someone exposed to Ebola to become sick. …

Frontier grounded the plane on Wednesday morning and planned to put it back in service that evening. Instead, the plane flew without passengers from Cleveland to Frontier’s home in Denver, where it was towed into a hangar. The airline has said it will replace seat covers, carpeting and air filters around Vinson’s seat.

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