If you’re like most travelers who haven’t set foot on a plane since the COVID19 pandemic began, the last thing you want to do when the time comes to take to the skies, is to be crammed into a full airliner. Going one step further than Delta’s commitment to block middle seats through the end of September, Southwest Airlines, as part of its Southwest Promise, has guaranteed middle seats will remain open on all of its flights through at least October of this year.
Southwest does not offer assigned seats, so customers choose their own seat upon boarding. Families and passengers traveling together will still be allowed to utilize the middle seat if desired. However, physical-distancing in-flight will be the norm as it is preferred by airline travelers.
All travelers are required to wear a mask inside both terminals at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, as well as throughout their Southwest flight. The Dallas-based carrier utilizes Terminal 2 (Humphrey) at MSP.