JetBlue Tightens Mask Policy, Will Continue to Block Middle Seats

By Paul Riegler on 5 August 2020
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A JetBlue plane in New York

JetBlue Airways said it will continue to block middle seats on flights amidst the coronavirus pandemic in order to promote greater social distancing and announced updates to its face mask policy.

The airline said it would continue the seating policy through at least October 15, 2020, when passengers are not traveling together.

JetBlue said it will no longer allow passengers to use masks with vents or exhalation valves and will no longer allow passengers to claim exemptions from the policy for any reason whatsoever.

“The simple act of wearing a proper face covering is one way we can all help ensure the safety of all JetBlue crewmembers and customers,” said Joanna Geraghty, the airline’s president.

In addition, te New York-based carrier said it would also extend its Go Back and Forth with Confidence policy through the same date, which allows travelers to make changes and cancel flights without any penalty.

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