JetBlue continues commitment to blocking middle seats in new ‘Safety from the Ground Up’ program

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JetBlue will extend through the July 4 holiday its commitment to seat distancing by blocking middle seats in rows where parties are not traveling together. The policy, part of the airline’s multi-layered “Safety from the Ground Up” program, comes as the airline is also set to roll out temperature monitoring for its flight and inflight crewmembers and electrostatic aircraft fogging in June.

As part of its “more space, fewer touchpoints” focus, JetBlue’s seat distancing policy gives customers peace of mind that they will not be seated directly next to someone they don’t know. Middle seats will be blocked on its Airbus aircraft, and on its smaller Embraer 190 aircraft, JetBlue will block aisle seats. The airline does allow customers traveling together to sit in middle and aisle seats.

Even with blocked seats, it’s challenging to maintain six feet of distance between everyone onboard and that’s why JetBlue requires face coverings for customers. JetBlue will keep the seat distancing program in place through at least July 6.

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