Coronavirus Travel Upside: More Airlines Banish The Dreaded Middle Seat
More airlines are temporarily banishing one of the most dreaded aspects of modern air travel: being assigned a middle seat.
In good times, leaving a third of the plane's seats unfilled would be considered financial suicide for airlines. But with few people flying and the need to space out those who are, now it's deemed a necessary public-health move.
Delta, Alaska and Spirit are among the air carriers that say they've temporarily abolished booking middle seats.