Southwest Airways will proceed blocking center seats by not less than Nov. 30, the provider stated.
The transfer mirrors these by different carriers like Delta in what the corporate stated was to help “the well-being and comfort of its customers and employees” amid the continuing pandemic.
“As we transition into autumn and the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday season, we want Southwest Customers to have the confidence of knowing that middle seats will remain open through Nov. 30 to accommodate their fall travel plans,” stated Ryan Inexperienced, Southwest’s Senior Vice President and Chief Advertising and marketing Officer. “Southwest has been operating flights with middle seats open throughout the summer and has added thousands of flights to in-demand destinations to provide extra seats for on-board physical distancing and added comfort.”
The center seat blocking doesn’t apply to households or these touring collectively, who can buy center seats as a part of a multi-person reservation.
Southwest can be persevering with to require face masks to be worn always, together with different well being and security measures like bodily distancing within the airport and “stringent” cleansing schedules.