Alaska Airlines has put in place nearly 100 Next-Level Care measures to enhance the well-being and safety of passengers and employees. These enhancements include things like a health agreement at check-in, and our ‘yellow card’ travel suspension for guests who refuse to wear a mask.
It’s all part of what Alaska Airlines refer to as “layers of safety.” Other layers include: enhanced cleaning of our planes in between every flight, hospital-grade HEPA air filters that circulate fresh, outside air into the cabin every three minutes and more.
Beginning tomorrow, Alaska Airlines is partnering with West Coast brand, EO Essential Oils, to provide guests with alcohol-based hand sanitizing wipes that are 99.9% effective at killing germs, are made with sustainably sourced bamboo cloth and feature soothing French Lavender essential oils for inflight aromatherapy.
“Our Next-Level Care program is designed to give our guests peace of mind when they fly,” said Sangita Woerner, senior vice president of marketing and guest experience for Alaska Airlines. “Hand sanitizer is essential when you’re on-the-go, and EO’s sanitizing wipes with pure essential oils are a handy and pleasant way to know you’re staying safe against 99.9% of common germs when in-flight.”
Alaska Airlines Next-Level Care program is keeping guests safe from booking to boarding and beyond, with 100 new measures including open middle seats through Oct. 31, a pre-travel wellness assessment, a face-covering requirement, and use of electrostatic disinfectant sprayers and hospital-grade HEPA filters combined with an air filtration system that refreshes the cabin with outside air every three minutes. Alaska’s partnership with EO elevates the travel experience by providing guests with an uplifting and calming moment in the air, thanks to the addition of pure lavender essential oil.
These complimentary, single-use EO hand sanitizing wipe, which is 99.9% effective against common germs, are scented with pure organic French lavender, chamomile flower and white tea essential oils. These wipes are 100% biodegradable.
“Our mission is to provide premium options for consumers to practice clean hand safety wherever they are, so we are honored to team up with Alaska Airlines,” said EO Products President Tom Feegel. “With travel-related anxiety high, our hand sanitizing wipes offer greater peace of mind while traveling. Whether you are flying for work or re-connecting with loved ones, EO is delivering on our core commitment to create a healthier and happier future under one goal of clean, healthy hands for all.”
EO’s profound commitment to sustainability was another key reason both brands aligned for this partnership. EO is a zero-waste, B-corp, certified green business, and EO’s Hand Sanitizing Wipes are made from biodegradable plant-based cloth. They are also infused with ingredients like vegetable glycerin and an organic herbal blend of chamomile and calendula for an eco-friendly alternative that help replenish skin for softer and moisturized hands. Alaska is an industry leader in sustainability, as the first airline to eliminate plastic straws and stir sticks on board, the first to compost, and a decades-long history of in-flight recycling. Alaska also launched the #FillBeforeYouFly movement last year, to encourage employees and passengers to bring reusable water bottles and help reduce the number of plastic cups used on board.
“Travel has fundamentally changed – but our care for our guests has remained the same,” said Woerner. “Together, we’re redefining the ‘new normal’ of travel by working hand-in-hand with infectious disease experts to encourage safe practices and ensure the comfort of everyone on board.”
Alaska Airlines is known for stepping up their game whether it’s state-of-the-art avionics in the cockpit to distinctive west-coast inspired meals and snacks. One of the things that Alaska Airlines takes pride in is sourcing inflight food, beverage and passenger amenities from west coast suppliers. The airline works hard to keep local economies in business.
I may not notice the difference in sanitizer wipes but I’m sure my wife will.