On planes without middle seats, the airline said it will block certain other seats.
In first class on certain Delta Connection regional jets, it will cap seating at 67%.
Delta said it will try to add flights or use larger planes on routes where planes begin to fill up.
Blocking middle seats does not necessarily mean passengers will be 6 feet away from each other.
But Delta’s chief customer experience officer Bill Lentsch said medical experts have said “more distance on board makes a difference.”
We believe that taking care of our customers and employees and restoring confidence in the safety of air travel is more important right now than filling up every seat on a plane.
- Bill Lentsch, Delta's Chief Customer Experience Officer
Southwest Airlines is blocking middle seats through at least Oct. 31, but United and American are not.