Airlines Eliminate Middle Seats, Reduce Food and Beverage Service

Flight attendant serving food and beverages to passengers.

Major U.S. air carriers are making sweeping policy changes to their services and policies in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, implementing measures to minimize flight attendant-to-customer interaction, maximize the distance between passengers and discourage customers congregating by shutting down airport lounge areas.

American Airlines, Delta and Southwest have all issued announcements that they’re scaling back food-and-beverage service in an effort to cut costs and reduce the number of items being handled by cabin crew.

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