American Back To Packing Planes

American Airlines planes are parked at Pittsburgh International Airport in Imperial Pa. on March 31. There will be no more attempt at social distancing on American Airlines flights. The airline said Friday June 26 that it will start booking flights

American Back To Packing Planes

"Obviously that is something that is of concern". And some, arguably, are making frightful decisions as they go about making those adjustments.

During a Tuesday congressional hearing, Redfield said he was disappointed with the airline's decision to pack planes with more passengers, while other carriers are still limiting capacity by keeping middle seats open.

This change in American Airlines' policy also comes at an inopportune time, shall we say. "We don't think it's the right message".

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Redfield fielded questions from Sen.

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Blocking middle seats is a "PR strategy, not a safety strategy", Chief Communications Officer Josh Earnest said, adding that face masks, together with other safety measures the airline has implemented, continue to be the best way to prevent the spread of the virus.

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Chicago-based United is adding 300 daily flights from its U.S. hubs in August, including doubling the number of flights from the NY area compared to July, mainly to beach and outdoor destinations where people can maintain a social distance to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Airlines are desperate to increase revenue as they try to survive a plunge in air travel that reached 95% during April.

Most major airlines are now operating flights at a capped maximum of passengers, to help ensure that passengers aren't crowded inside like sardines at a time when we're all supposed to be doing our best to socially distance from each other. Some days, there were fewer than 100,000 people flying in the United States, a level not seen since the 1950s, except in the days following the September 2001 terror attacks. Although the USA continues to report spikes in cases across the country, American Airlines announced that it will begin booking flights to full capacity again starting this week. Delta, for example, is operating thus for the time being: By capping first-class cabins at 50% capacity and only selling a maximum of 60% of its main cabin seats.

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