FILE PHOTO: An American Airways passenger airplane approaches to land at LAX, because it flies over SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, U.S., June 11, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake CHICAGO (Reuters) – A serious U.S. pilots union mentioned on Wednesday it has begun discussing with key lawmakers a plan for the federal government to buy seats on every flight to stop passengers from having to sit down subsequent to strangers. The thought, launched by the Allied Pilots Affiliation (APA) representing American Airways’ (AAL.O) 15,000 pilots, is aimed toward easing a return to pre-pandemic passenger ranges whereas making a degree taking part in area throughout the airline trade. As of now, some however not all U.S. airways are blocking center seats or capping the variety of seats they’re promoting on every flight as a way to enable for extra space between passengers. Air journey has dropped dramatically within the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. In a press release, APA President Eric Ferguson mentioned uniform social distancing would encourage passengers to fly extra and airways to function extra flights, thus preserving extra jobs within the vital aviation trade. Beneath the plan, the price of empty seats can be primarily based on trade common prices for 2019, and as immunity to COVID-19 rose, the variety of empty seats purchased by the federal government would fall. (This story has been refiled to right the corporate ticker image) Reporting by Tracy Rucinski; Enhancing by Steve OrlofskyOur Requirements:The Thomson Reuters Belief Rules.