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Delta Air Thins Out Cabins Further, Going Beyond the Middle Seat

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Airlines Start Making More Room to Keep Passengers Apart

Delta Air Lines Inc. is taking social distancing beyond keeping some middle seats off limits, saying it will cap sales at 50% in first class and at 60% in economy sections.

Delta will block select window and aisle seats in the coming weeks for aircraft with 1-by-2, 2-by-2 and 2-by-3 seating configurations, the Atlanta-based carrier said Tuesday. It began keeping middle seats from sale on all flights in mid-April, excluding first class. The changes announced Tuesday, which expand distancing measures to Delta’s full fleet of mainline and regional aircraft, will remain in place through June.