As COVID-19 spikes, airlines issue additional safety policies

June 12, 2020 – United and Delta announce varying policies to safeguard passengers. United Airlines is the first major US airline to introduce a customer acknowledgment form with a checklist that includes the following:

Face masks are required
Have not been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 21 days.
Have not experienced any of the following symptoms in the past 14 days (excludes symptoms from a pre-existing condition)
Temperature of 38 C/100.4 F or higher
Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
Muscle pain
Sore throat
Recent loss of taste or smell
Have not been denied boarding by another airline due to a medical screening for a communicable disease in the last 14 days.
Have not had close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.


Delta Air Lines continues to block middle seats until October. On aircraft with two-by-two seating configurations, a portion of the aisle seats will be blocked. Additionally, the airline is also capping the number of passengers in each of its cabins. First-class cabins will be capped at 50 percent capacity, Main Cabin Comfort Plus and Premium Select seats at 60 percent, and Delta One at 75 percent full through September.

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