Southwest’s “Promise” Includes Open Middle Seats

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.

Published by iFlyMSP

After a 35-year travel industry career, the time has come to kick back and relax. Well, not exactly, but it is time to travel without a business schedule dictating where and when. Over the years I've traveled extensively by air for work, both domestically and internationally. I've been to some incredibly exciting and beautiful destinations, and some others, not so much. So now it's my turn (and hopefully yours), to explore the world at a more leisurely pace. Whether you want to discover the U.S. or another continent, the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport is a great starting point. And that's what this blog is all about. I'm not here to assist the rich and famous in figuring out how to best earn and utilize their millions of airline miles and hotel points. Instead, my focus will be on the average Joe and Josephine. Hard-working people (like you!) who have saved up over time for their once or twice a year escape from reality. So if you're contemplating a getaway from MSP or the Upper Midwest via the Twin Cities, you've come to the right place. Happy trails!

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