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External Article21 April 2020

Coronavirus Travel Upside: More Airlines Banish The Dreaded Middle Seat

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More airlines are temporarily banishing one of the most dreaded aspects of modern air travel: being assigned a middle seat.

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To further the goal of social distancing and stem the spread of the coronavirus, some airlines are no longer assigning passengers to the middles in coach.

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.

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