Delta Air Lines will start enforcing social distancing on its flights in an effort to minimize coronavirus transmissions by blocking customers from middle cabin seats, according to a company statement issued Wednesday.
The seating limitation will be put into effect starting April 13 and is set to run through May 31. It will also apply to the airline’s Main Cabin, Delta Comfort+ and Delta Premium Select seats. Customers will not be able to select middle seats in these sections when they are booking flights online or through the Fly Delta App.
Priority seating order will still be upheld to seat customers of each ticket type appropriately. Ten customers will be boarded on the plane at a time.
Traveling companions who wish to sit directly next to each other will have to contact Delta’s Reservations team in advance or talk to a Delta gate agent upon arrival.