American Airlines Will No Longer Block Seats
Well, this might change some travel plans.
The USA Today is reporting that American Airlines will no longer block seats in the name of social distancing.
American Airlines has been blocking off half of the middle seats in economy to help travelers social distance from each other but starting on July 1st, that will no longer be the case.
The reason why American Airlines has decided to do this is because they have seen a surge in booking flights and need to fill those seats.
They will however let people change flights to more open flights for no extra charge.
Fun fact, they aren't the first airline to do this either. United Airlines has already begun doing this as well.
American Airlines has four different flights out of the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport.
As of right now American Airlines has flights to Chicago (O'Hare), Dall-Fort Worth, Los Angeles and New York(LaGuardia).
Though both the Los Angeles and New York flights have been temporarily discontinued due to both California and New York for now.
United Airlines has flights to Chicago(O'Hare), Denver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston and Newark. The flights to Houston and Newark have been temporarily discontinued as well for now.
Does this bother you that airlines will start filling up their planes and won't be enforcing social distancing guidelines?
You are in an enclosed space, with many people who might not know they have COVID-19. Even though everyone is required to wear a mask, I would feel much safer if I had some space between me and someone else in my row but that's just me.
We would love to know how you feel about this. Let us know.
For more details, check out the USA Today.