United Plans Airport COVID Screening for Hawaii Flights

SFO may be the first US airport for United to roll out pre-flight COVID testing — with results as quick as 30 minutes — for all flights to Hawaii — starting in mid October. Hawaii has been really “closed” to tourists for the past few months — especially Honolulu — even with mandatory 14 day quarantine.  Cost of the almost instant airport testing will be around $250 with a less expensive mail in COVID version available for around $100 — but depending on the mail, quick lab turnaround and response — probably 2-3 days prior to flight — if the new airport “on site” service works, look for United and others to roll out the service at other big US airports — and maybe, just maybe, international travel to take off???