Southwest Airlines announced the airline will continue blocking middle seats onboard flights through at least September 30th in order to create space for customers. With this latest update, Southwest plans to limit bookings to two-thirds of its normal capacity, and will add additional flights once flights reach that level if needed.
Southwest Airlines shared the following:
Our top priority is always your Safety. That’s why middle seats will remain open until at least September 30. If you’re traveling together, you’re welcome to sit together. Click to learn more about the Southwest Promise and what it means when you are ready to fly.
The airlines mentions that if there are families or groups who choose to sit together, they are welcome to do so.
When it comes to inflight service, Southwest is serving cans of water with straws and a snack mix on flights over 250 miles, when available. For all other flights, snack and beverage service is suspended until further notice to limit close interactions.
Southwest Airlines is the only one extending it’s blocked seating policy. Delta Air Lines recently announced they were planning to extend their similar policy through the end of September as well.
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