Delta to Block More Seats on Flights to Promote Social Distancing

By Kurt Stolz on 5 May 2020
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Delta Air Lines said Tuesday it will increase the number of seats it blocks to promote social distancing in flight to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The carrier said it will block other seats in addition to middle seats in coach.  To do this, it will sell no more than 50% of the seats in its first- and business-class cabins and no more than 60% of the seats in coach.

In addition to blocking all middle seats, Delta said it will block select window and aisle seats on aircraft with 1-2, 2-2-, and 2-3 seating configurations.

The new measures encompass the airline’s mainline fleet as well as aircraft operated by regional airlines on behalf of Delta under the Delta Connection brand.

Travelers who wish to be seated next to friends or family can request such seating at the gate.

The new policy will be in effect through at least June 30, 2020.

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