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Delta has decided to extend its healthy and safety protocols into the holiday season, blocking middle seats and limit the amount of travelers on one flight.

“Medical experts, including our own partners at Emory Healthcare, agree – 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. We’ll continue taking a thoughtful, layered approach ensuring customers know to expect the highest standard of care as they prepare for their holiday travels.” — Bill Lentsch, chief customer experience officer

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  • Delta will block a selection of middle seats through Jan. 6, 2021.
  • Middle seats will be available for parties of three or more to allow families to travel together.

More precautions:

  • Delta will also limit capacity for flights through Oct. 31.
  • Delta said it will extend its change fee waiver for new purchased flights through Sept. 30, too.
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  • The airline company will still requires travelers to wear masks on flights and throughout the airport for the winter holiday travel season.
  • Those with underlying conditions that stop them from wearing a mask can be screened ahead of time to receive approval.
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