Travel JetBlue Extends Plans to Block Middle Seats Through September

19:46  14 july  2020
19:46  14 july  2020 Source:   travelpulse.com

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This week, the carrier committed to blocking middle and some aisle seats on aircraft across its entire network through at least mid- September , saying in a JetBlue ’s announcement comes on the heels of a long discussion among air carriers over whether blocking middle seats actually provides health

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JetBlue announced it would continue blocking middle seats through September as other airlines are booking their flights to capacity.

According to ABC13.com, officials from JetBlue revealed Monday the carrier would not sell tickets for middle seats on its larger aircraft and aisle seats on smaller planes through September 8 as part of continued efforts to battle the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

People traveling together will still be able to request three seats in a row, but the general rule of blocking the middle seats will remain into September, an extension from the original plan of blocking them through July.

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JetBlue will keep the seat -distancing measure in place through at least July 6. “We’re known for “We are pleased to extend our efforts to keep seats free and help everyone onboard spread out.” JetBlue will begin checking the temperature of pilots and in-flight crew members during the first week

Delta plans to block middle seats through at least Jan. 6 and says it will reevaluate then. Joanna Geraghty, JetBlue 's president and COO, said in a staff memo that the end of its seat - blocking policy coincides with the "winter period when demand is typically lower and flights are often less full."

While JetBlue continues to block the middle seats, American and United Airlines have reversed their decision to not book flights at capacity, a move criticized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

A recent report from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) suggests leaving the middle seat empty can cut down the risk for coronavirus transmission by around 50 percent, while wearing a mask at the same time makes the journey even safer.

Earlier this month, U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) promised to introduce a bill to block the sale of middle seats during the coronavirus pandemic after he boarded a packed American Airlines flight in June.

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In an effort to help make flying safer many airlines including JetBlue says they will continue to block middle seats through September 30th.

JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announced it will extend through the July 4 holiday its commitment to seat distancing by blocking middle seats in rows where parties are not traveling together. The policy, part of the airline’s multi-layered “Safety from the Ground Up” program

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