In an effort to promote and maintain social distancing, Delta Air Lines announced today the temporary removal of automatic upgrades and blocking of middle seats.
The carrier announced several changes effective April 13 through May 31 “to further promote a safe flying experience.”
“We are pausing automatic, advance Medallion Complimentary Upgrades,” Delta said. “These will now be processed at the gate – still in priority order – to allow gate agents to determine how to best seat customers while considering social distancing and aircraft weight-and-balance restrictions.”
In other words, upgrades won’t clear 5/3/1 days out — only at the gate.
Frankly, though, with first class service suspended, I’d much rather enjoy my own row in coach than sit next to someone up front.
To everyone’s joy, Delta is “blocking middle seats in Main Cabin, Delta Comfort+ and Delta Premium Select across all flights.”
The change is already in effect.
Delta also says it’s reducing passenger capacity on every flight.
And if you wish to sit next to a travel companion or family member, contact Delta reservations or a gate agent at the airport.
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