Now in Vending Machines at LAX; Masks, Gloves, Thermometers

In yet another nod to the battle against COVID-19, travelers passing through Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) can now buy masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and digital thermometers at vending machines in most terminals.

The airport collaborated with travel retailer Hudson Group and PepsiCo Beverages North America to install the machines in pre-security areas on the departures level inside Terminals 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 and the Tom Bradley International Terminal.

The eight vending units offer a touch-free payment option that accommodates tap-to-pay credit card or mobile-payment platforms, including Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay. Each machine has an anti-microbial shield The Mercury Newsinstalled on hard surfaces.

Justin Erbacci, the airport’s chief executive officer, said the machines are part of the airport’s protocols to keep passengers safe though “rigorous cleanings, new technology and an increasingly touch-free experience from curb to gate.” It also helps travelers comply with LAX’s mandatory facial-covering policy. Some of the prices include…   The Mercury News

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