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United Airlines offers free COVID-19 testing

Posted at 11:29 AM, Oct 29, 2020

United Airlines is going to offer free coronavirus tests to passengers ahead of their flights.

The airline hopes the move will help get more people traveling again.

It's calling the plan a pilot program for now and say it can essentially guarantee that everyone on board is COVID-19 negative.

The four-week trial run starts Nov. 16, just before the typical hectic holiday travel season.

Passengers will have to arrive three hours before their flight to get rapid test results in time.

For now, United will test people flying between Newark's airport and London's Heathrow.