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Southwest Airlines to stop blocking middle seats in December
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Southwest Airlines passengers may find themselves getting stuck in the middle seat this winter.
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Middle seats will once again be filled on flights beginning a week after Thanksgiving, and just ahead of the rest of the travel season, the airline confirmed Thursday. The Dallas-based airline previously blocked off the seats for social distancing purposes to limit person-to-person contact during COVID-19.
The new seat filling policy will begin Dec. 1.