Delta offering free flights to medical volunteers assisting in COVID-19 hot-spots

Posted at 10:33 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 09:07:55-04

NATIONAL — Delta Air Lines is offering free flights to medical volunteers to help care for those affected by COVID-19.

In a tweet the airline stated there were "grateful for the heroic efforts of medical professionals around the world...". The company says this is their attempt to help "bend the curve" and stop the spread of COVID-19

"Air travel plays a significant role in making connections in both good and challenging times, and our hope is that offering free travel gives more of these professionals the ability to help in critical areas of the U.S.” Bill Lentsch, Delta’s Chief Customer Experience Officer said via their website.

Medical Volunteers will have to contact their state government to determine eligibility. Delta will then work with each state to make flight arrangements during the month of April and extending into the late-spring as needed.

Round-trip flights can be booked three days in advance to Georgia, Louisiana, and Michigan, but the company says they are looking into expanding to California, New York and Washington.