Delta Remains Only U.S. Carrier to Block Middle Seats; Extends Policy Through April, 2021

Continuing to listen to its customers, Delta Air Lines has committed to the extention of its popular middle seat blocking policy through at least April of this year. The Atlanta-based airline has limited the number of passengers on its flights since April of last year, offering inflight spacing between travelers and a sense of comfort that no other air carrier provides.

Clearly, the year-long policy is benefitting Delta, as their customers can plan their travels knowing that there will be no passengers outside of their personal bubble seated next to them. According to the airline’s Chief Customer Experience Officer, Bill Lentsch: “We’ll continue to reassess seat blocking in relation to case transmission and vaccination rates, while bringing back products and services in ways that instill trust in the health and safety of everyone on board – that will always be Delta’s priority.”

Delta has recently established coronavirus rapid testing centers at its Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) and Detroit (DTW) hubs. Previously, centers were opened in Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), New York (JFK) and Seattle (SEA).

In addition to providing many levels of protection for its customers, Delta offers a comprehensive employee testing process for its employees. They are also replacing industrial-grade HEPA filters on its aircraft twice as often as is suggested by the manufacturer, and sanitizing high-touch airport and aircraft surfaces as part of a consistent, regular process.

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!

One thought on “Delta Remains Only U.S. Carrier to Block Middle Seats; Extends Policy Through April, 2021

  1. Yes, I was playing around on the Delta website yesterday and saw that they had extended their blocked seat policy. Hurray! Previously, our trip to Calif. was going to have blocking on the way out and no blocking on the way back. Now we’ll have blocking in both directions (assuming we go, of course). Good job, Delta!

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