Delta Air Lines will continue blocking middle seats through the end of March, a move that will differentiate it from other U.S. airlines.
"[W]e recognize some customers are still learning to live with this virus and desire extra space for their peace of mind," chief customer experience officer Bill Lentsch said in a prepared statement Wednesday. "We are listening and will always take the appropriate steps to ensure our customers have complete confidence in their travel with us."
Delta had previously guaranteed that flyers traveling alone or in a party of two would have an empty middle seat next to them through Jan. 6.
Other U.S. carriers that have blocked middle seats during the Covid-19 pandemic are ending the policy. Southwest and JetBlue will stop blocking middle seats at the end of the Thanksgiving holiday period. Alaska has said it plans to end seat blocking early next year.