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Delta to block middle seats until March 30

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Delta has confirmed that it will continue blocking the middle seats on flights up to March 30, 2021.

As more medical experts agree on the safety of air travel thanks to the multiple layers of protection in place, blocking seats into spring 2021 will undoubtedly provide even more confidence and reassurance to customers making future travel plans.

“Several independent studies have validated the effectiveness of the Delta CareStandard’s multi-layered protection, like advanced ventilation and an extensive cleaning regimen, which together significantly reduce the risk of flight-related transmission,” said Bill Lentsch, Chief Customer Experience Officer. “However, we recognize some customers are still learning to live with this virus and desire extra space for their peace of mind. We are listening and will always take the appropriate steps to ensure our customers have complete confidence in their travel with us.”

Delta has also launched a new interactive map on its website that gives customers the power to search, view and click-to-book their desired destination all in one place, giving full control and a better understanding of current travel restrictions and what to expect upon arrival.

The data is curated from government agencies and IATA to provide detailed insight into quarantine and testing requirements, travel forms and paperwork, local health information, local COVID-19 guidelines, and links to necessary forms and applications needed prior to travel.

In addition to the new trip planning tool, Delta is offering greater flexibility to customers if they need to change their plans, including:

  • No change fees for a U.S. domestic ticket or domestic award ticket, excluding Basic Economy fares;

  • No change fees for all domestic and international tickets purchased through 31 December 2020, even if scheduled to travel next year; and

  • Extending the use of travel credits through December 2022 for travel originally scheduled to depart before March 31, 2021 (if the ticket was purchased before April 17, 2020).
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Middle seats or no, I won't be traveling in crowded conveyances until after the vaccines are available to everyone.

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I hope other airlines use this as a good example.

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While 2 week quarraintines remain in place, travel is dead, sadly. But this should be a permanent change, one I'd happily pay a higher fare for as opposed to being wedged up against other people.

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What is this about? Who in the whole visible world plus neighboring galaxies ever wants Delta middle seats?

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Delta - Don't Expect Luggage To Arrive.

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