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Airlines making seating changes   Travel by Plane

Started Mar-28 by Gimmie Chocolate Shorty (TOILETHEA1); 103 views.

Airlines are doing away with middle seats and beverage service

Fliers in the United States have gotten used to bringing their own food, but now they'll have to bring their own beverages, too.

Major US airlines are implementing substantial changes to the few free things passengers still receive on airplanes, including drinks and snacks, because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Delta Air Lines, Southwest and American Airlines have all announced this week that they're temporarily suspending beverage service and cutting meal service as a way to cut costs and reduce the number of items flight attendants touch.

The changes, which seemed unthinkable just a few weeks ago, are the latest change for the beleaguered industry that has dealt with plummeting revenue, strikingly empty flights and the need for government assistance just to survive the year. Some in the industry are calling for domestic flight operations to be temporarily shut down


From: RGoss99


Since the seating is attached to tracks in the floor, I would hope they would increase the nose to tail seating distance. For example on many Ryan flights the seats do not tile so your nose is very close to the back of the seat in front, and when the tray is down it is in your gut. With less passengers (planes are not as full as they used to be, they could eliminate more seats.

Agreed, since there are fewer passengers, there is less need for so many seats. They should remove more on all airlines.