American Airlines will begin booking
flights to capacity on July 1.
American during the past several months has limited capacity
on flights to about 85%, a less strict capacity cap than some of its
competitors, including Delta, which is blocking all middle seats and limiting
economy seating to 60% capacity.
As of July, American will allow flights to be completely
sold, though travelers will be notified of full flights and be allowed to move
to less crowded flights without charge when available. That puts it in line
with the policy enacted by United in May.
The carrier also is creating a Travel Health Advisory Panel
that includes health experts from Vanderbilt University Medical Center for
guidance in such areas as disease prevention and cleaning procedures. As of
June 30, American will begin asking travelers to verify that they have been
free of a list of Covid-19 symptoms for the past 14 days, a checklist it
developed with Vanderbilt.
In addition, American is working with the Global Biorisk
Advisory Council to achieve accreditation for its fleet and lounge cleaning
procedures, which it expects to achieve by the end of this year, according to
Source: Business Travel News