Southwest has modified its boarding process to better maintain social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Passengers are being called to board 10 at a time sequentially by their boarding position. 

The process replaces the carrier’s usual boarding procedure, in which 30 passengers are called to board at once while another 30 passengers are asked to line up just on the other side of the carrier’s boarding columns. 

Also, Southwest has begun limiting the number of seats it will make available on any given flight. The measure is temporary as result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The carrier said it is blocking about one-third of the seats.

Southwest traditionally has a capacity of 143 on its Boeing 737-700 aircraft and 175 on its 737-800 planes. 

Other U.S. airlines have reduced flight capacity by blocking middle seats. Southwest said it won’t take that step. Passengers can choose to sit in any open seat, as always.

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