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Heathrow Airport: BBC Airport’s Jeremy Spake on holidays and pandemic travel | Travel News | Travel


Jeremy Spake featured within the BBC documentary series Airport, and is an authority in all things aviation. Returning to the small screen for one more series, The Airport: Back within the Skies, Jeremy has been tasked with helping Heathrow Airport return to plain sailing post-pandemic.

The face of travel has modified exponentially over the past two years, what with passenger locator forms, FFP2 face masks, and red list locations permeating the discourse around holidays.

Jeremy Spake’s latest documentary offers an insight into the aviation powerhouse that’s Heathrow Airport, during considered one of its strangest and most difficult times.

One among Jeremy’s tasks was joining the turnover officer before a flight to Delhi, which has recently experienced a Covid spike.

The plane must be able to go in only 90 minutes, and while this could be a difficult task under normal circumstances, the pandemic has only made this worse.

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The expert explained what goes into preparing for the following flight once passengers depart the plane.

He stated: “There will be a number of debris from customers.

“There will be pillows, blankets, rubbish on the ground – so it’s exhausting attempting to keep the thing clean.”

In light of the pandemic, staff must also deep-clean cabins in order to minimise the chance of spreading the virus.


Then, Jeremy and Heathrow veteran Claire took viewers through the precautions made to maintain passengers protected.

Health kits are given to all passengers, including masks, hand sanitiser and wipes.

Mandated by the Indian government, those flying to Delhi must wear a face visor for boarding.

“I do not think the world realises just how much is stepping into to keeping people protected after they travel.”

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