Two great ideas for COVID-safe airport elevators

Airports everywhere are doing whatever they can to make their terminals safe and sanitary for your safety.

In addition to cleaning systems for handrails on stairways and escalators, some airports are also trying out new ways to bring a touchless experience to elevators.

Here’s what two airports, Tucson International Airport (TUS) and Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) are doing with their elevators.

Let us know which you think is best.

At Tucson International Airport, all five pre-security elevators now have toe-tap buttons.

The buttons are installed to limit the potential spread of COVID-19, but they also seem like they’ll be handy for a wide variety of situations.

And at Toronto Pearson, the route to a touchless elevator ride is a bit more high tech.

The airport is testing a system that lets riders operate the elevator from their smartphones.

Users download an app that has an elevator button interface that can be used instead of the physical elevator buttons to select a destination.

Of course, you could use a tissue, a key, or an elbow to push the button on an airport elevator – or any elevator. But why do that when you can use a toe-tap or an app?

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