• Southwest will leave its middle seats open through at least November, offering social distance to anxious Thanksgiving travelers

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

    A traveler checks her baggage at the Southwest Airlines terminal at LAX airport in Los Angeles
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    Southwest Airlines said it will block middle seats on flights through November.
    Whether or not to block middle seats has been a topic of debate for airlines during the pandemic as travel demand remains down 70%.
    Evidence suggests blocking the middle seat cuts the risk of COVID-19 transmission in half , but studies suggest risk for exposure is low as long as everyone onboard is masked.
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