Delta continues to block middle seats through New Year

Editorial

Delta Air Lines has announced that it will continue to block its aircraft’s middle seats until 6 January, 2021. The airline aims to reassure passengers that it is safe to fly in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

For customers travelling in groups of three people or more, the middle seats will be available to book, allowing families and travel companions to select seats together. The middle seat is not available for travellers booking for one or two people.

Alongside blocking middle seats, Delta also continues to limit the number of total passengers on board all aircraft. Aboard aircraft without middle seats, one aisle is blocked. The First Class cabin is generally limited to half capacity to further ensure space between customers.

“Medical experts, including our own partners at Emory Healthcare, agree – more distance on board makes a difference. We believe that taking care of our customers and employees and restoring confidence in the safety of air travel is more important right now than filling up every seat on a plane. We’ll continue taking a thoughtful, layered approach ensuring customers know to expect the highest standard of care as they prepare for their holiday travels.”

Bill Lentsch, Chief Customer Experience Officer
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