Four tips for smooth, safe winter travel
November 19, 2020
If it’s been a while since you flew, you probably have questions about what has changed and the best way to stay safe. Don’t worry we’re here to help. At the Quad City International Airport we’re known for safe, hassle-free traveling – and right now that’s more important than ever. Bottom line, when you’re ready to go, we’re ready to go. Check out our tips to help you prepare and know what to expect from takeoff to touchdown.
Choose Quad City International Airport.
At the Quad City International Airport, small means care, cleanliness and convenience. We’re close to home so you don’t have to leave hours in advance for your flight. Our parking is close to the terminal, so no need to worry about added contact on shuttles. TSA lines are always short. Our small size means less crowds and less hassle – and that’s something we’re all looking for these days.
Stay in touch with your airline.
Airlines are coping with COVID-19 just like any business, and that means being nimble and making decisions on shorter timelines than normal. From COVID-19 health requirements to flight schedules, you’ll want to keep close tabs on your airline’s website and your flight number in case there are any changes. Here’s how to get in touch with the airlines that serve Quad City International Airport:
Health supplies are welcome!
Face coverings are required by the airport and your airline when you fly. When you arrive at the Quad City International Airport, we’ll have complementary face coverings provided at most entrances. Did you know you can also bring up to 12 oz of hand sanitizer in your carry-on? Wet wipes are also permitted. If you don’t have any, that’s okay! There are hand sanitizer stations throughout the airport and airlines are thoroughly cleaning planes. If you have questions about other items, check out the “What can I bring?” page on the TSA website.
Recent studies show air travel has a low risk of transmission of COVID-19 and here’s why: The air on an airplane is filtered every 2-3 minutes. Compare that to your average office space where the air is filtered every 20-30 minutes. And the air isn’t simply recycled, it’s pulled in from outside and passed through hospital-grade filtration before entering the cabin. Pair that with face coverings and the risk of transmission is quite low.
When you’re ready to go, go safely and confidently. Explore our COVID-19 information page to learn more about our COVID-19 response.