Delta Airlines To Block Middle Seats, Limit Passengers
DELTA SAYS IT WILL KEEP THE MIDDLE SEATS OPEN THROUGH MARCH, EXTENDING THE SOCIAL DISTANCING POLICY IT PUT IN PLACE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PANDEMIC
(CNN) – Delta says it will keep the middle seats open through March, extending the social distancing policy it established at the beginning of the pandemic.
Delta says it’s now the only U.S. airline to keep blocking middle seats.
It comes as other airlines have already ended or are in the process of ending, similar policies, and gear up for a potential surge of air travelers during the holiday season.
Airlines say they feel empowered by new research finding transmission rates of coronavirus through the filtered air of an airliner is low, as long as all passengers wear masks.