Southwest Airlines Will No Longer Block Middle Seats Starting December


Southwest Airlines will be making the middle seat on their planes available again for passengers beginning December 1st.

MNS reports that the CEO and Chairman of the Board Gary Kelly said "today, aligned with science-based findings from trusted medical and aviation organizations, we will resume selling all available seats for travel beginning December 1, 2020. This practice of effectively keeping middle seats open bridged us from the early days of the pandemic, when we had little knowledge about the behavior of the virus to now."

Southwest adds that it will notify customers on a flight ahead of time if more than 65% of seats are sold.

This news comes after the airline announced it lost of $1.2 billion in the third quarter of 2020.

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