Who likes the middle seat, anyway?
Good news, Delta Flyers, your chances of landing a window or aisle seat on flights just skyrocketed as the air travel company has announced that it will be extending its middle seat ban through April 2021.
Since the onset of the pandemic, flight companies have made major changes in health protocols to make air travel as safe as possible for passengers. Seeing as there are still plenty of safety concerns, Delta will continue to block middle seats until April 30, 2021.
“We want our customers to have complete confidence when traveling with Delta, and they continue to tell us that more space provides more peace of mind,” said Bill Lentsch, Chief Customer Experience Officer in an official press release.
“We’ll continue to reassess seat blocking in relation to case transmission and vaccination rates, while bringing back products and services in ways that instill trust in the health and safety of everyone on board – that will always be Delta’s priority.”
Effectively limiting the number of passengers on the plane, Delta is granting ample space for distancing, and also has put in place more than 100 layers of protection to ensure a safe travel experience, including “a comprehensive employee testing program, regularly sanitizing high-touch surfaces and replacing onboard industrial-grade HEPA filters twice as often as recommended.”
Delta passengers will have to wear masks throughout the duration of flights, and they are offering new features that will help you understand where Delta flies and the latest travel requirements or restrictions at your destination, as well as how to more easily understand testing requirements and get tested prior to travel.
Now, they are the only U.S. airline to block middle seats and limit capacity. See more details here.
See also: What The New U.S. International Quarantine & Testing Requirements Mean For Travelers
[Featured image via delta.com]