By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — United Airlines will start offering free COVID-19 testing to passengers ahead of their flights as part of a new pilot program.

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

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The testing, which will start as just a trial program, could essentially guarantee that everyone aboard the aircraft is COVID-19 negative.

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The four-week trial run will start on Nov. 16 for people flying between Newark and London.

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Passengers will have to arrive three hours before their scheduled flight to get the rapid test results.