Delta Air Lines to continue blocking middle seats into 2021

A Delta plane makes an approach at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Monday. Photo: KSTP-TV. A Delta plane makes an approach at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Monday.

Tommy Wiita
Updated: August 20, 2020 02:30 PM
Created: August 20, 2020 10:53 AM

Delta Air Lines announced it will be extending their blockage of middle seats into January 2021, providing a safer, bigger space for holiday travelers. 

The extension of the protocol will go through at least Jan. 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, in a statement. "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."

Delta is also extending its change fee waiver for new flights purchased through Sept. 30. 


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