Some Alaska Airlines guests will be able to skip the line upon arrival in Hawaii soon
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Looking to get away this winter? Alaska Airlines is rolling out a new Hawaii pre-check program that will allow guests to avoid lines and bypassing the airport screening process after they arrive in Hawaii with an approved negative COVID-19 test. The program begins the week of Dec. 14.
“As guests start planning their 2021 travel to Hawaii, we’re focused on making the journey as safe, easy and hassle-free as possible,” said Ben Minicucci, Alaska Airlines’ president, who flew to Honolulu on the first day of the pre-travel testing program to experience the arrival process first-hand. “We appreciate Hawaii’s partnership to help ensure our guests are well-informed and visit these beautiful islands responsibly, wearing a mask and following the state’s safety guidelines.”
Here’s how the program works. To be eligible you must complete the following steps:
- Every adult traveler must have a Safe Travels profile
- All flight details and lodging information have been added
- Negative test results from a trusted testing partner have been uploaded as a PDF
- A mandatory travel health questionnaire has been completed
Once the above requirements are met, the guest will be pre-cleared and will receive a wristband at check-in or at the departure gate indicating they’re good to go.
Alaska residents can actually take advantage of the program a few days earlier. Alaska Airlines says Anchorage to Maui pre-clearance begins Dec. 12.
Kauai will not be included in Hawaii’s Pre-Clear program due to the airlines’ suspended flights to the island.
For more information, you can visit Alaska Airline’s website.
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