For many industries across the country, the solution to comply with the social distancing guidelines implemented after the Corona virus outbreak was to shut down operations completely.
However, a closure is not an option for airlines that are considered essential by the federal government. So they had to be creative and at the same time allow passengers to fly.
“Airlines are also reducing the number of passengers who board and ultimately travel on every flight.”
One way is to block off an area of the aircraft that flyers detest: the middle seat.
In the U.S., Delta recently announced a number of changes to flight service to accommodate social detachment, including middle seat locking when booking the main cabin, Comfort Plus, and Premium Select seats on all flights.