- Airlines in the US each have a different approach to social distancing in the skies as no one policy fits all for the country's largest carriers.
- Most airlines are requiring face coverings with more aggressive policies like blocking middle seats becoming scarce in the skies, despite initial attempts by some.
- Some airlines are offering passengers the option to change their flights for free if they don't feel comfortable traveling on a crowded aircraft.
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Each of the country's major airlines has taken a different approach to reconcile ways of increasing revenue with peace of mind for flyers. Travelers also are now factoring in health and safety when booking a flight, a decision that needed never weigh heavily on the minds of many prior to this pandemic.
Some carriers have gone to the extreme by blocking middle seats and flying extra flights to keep passenger loads light. Others are continuing on with business almost as usual, not requiring so much as a face covering for passengers.
Most carriers in the US require their passengers to wear some form of face coverings, with only a small minority of airlines not mandating the practice now recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when social distancing isn't an option. Blocking middle seats and limiting flight loads has also been adopted by a few of the larger and mid-tier airlines, though some have abandoned that practice after seeing high demand on certain flights.
Know your airlines and your airport.
Here is what TSA is doing to help sanitize the area. https://www.tsa.gov/coronavirus
What Royal Caribbean is doing to prevent spread of COVID. https://www.royalcaribbean.com/cruise-ships/the-royal-way-to-keeping-you-healthy
Partially taken from Business Insider Thomas Pallini Jun 15, 2020