JetBlue To Stop Blocking Middle Seats in 2021
Some folks might be hesitant about using the immensely popular budget airline with this move but the reasoning behind this makes sense.
CNBC announced that the popular airline JetBlue starting January 8th, 2021 will stop blocking the middle seats on their flights. It's a surprising move, especially cause they were one of the first airlines to block the middle seats for socially distancing.
The reason behind the change is due for the fact that JetBlue is currently installing new advanced filtration systems that will lower the risk of getting COVID-19. Also, just because they are not going to block the middle seats anymore, you will still be required to wear a mask on your flight still.
This move has other airlines reevaluating their company policies with blocking the middle seats. I'm not surprised this hasn't happened sooner to be honest. The travel industry has been one of the hardest hit industries during COVID-19 and they are trying their best to get back their revenue.
The Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport was the first Montana airport to have a JetBlue flight and they have been immensely popular. They have direct, nonstop flights to Los Angeles, Boston and New York year round and comin up this winter they will have a direct flight to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Probably before the new year we could see the same moves by Delta, Alaska, United and American Airlines. The problem that they will be running into is the steady surge of COVID-19 cases and people feeling the need to be safe while traveling.
How do you feel about this move?
For more details, check out CNBC.