Delta Air Strains will proceed blocking center seats throughout vacation journey
HOUSTON – Delta Airlines announced that it will continue to block the center seats on its flights during the holidays to limit the number of customers per flight amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The airline will block the selection of middle seats in Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort + and Main Cabin via the Fly Delta app or online until at least January 6, 2021.
“Medical experts, including our own partners at Emory Healthcare, agree – more distance on board makes a difference,” said Bill Lentsch, Chief Customer Experience Officer. “We believe it is currently more important to take care of our customers and employees and to restore confidence in the safety of air travel than to fill every seat on an airplane. We will continue to take a thoughtful, multi-layered approach to ensuring that customers expect the highest standard of care when preparing their vacation trips. “
This is how it will work:
Center seats are blocked for customers in groups of one or two people, and center seats are shown as bookable for customers in groups of three or more so that families and companions can select seats together.
Delta also ensures flights are not full by limiting the number of customers on board, booking adjacent seats in First Class and blocking an aisle with seats on flights without middle seats.
According to the airline, it will continue to look for ways to switch to a larger type of aircraft or add more flights on routes where our planes begin to fill up.
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