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Delta has announced that their ban of the middle seat on their flights will more than likely go past the planned date of September 30.

“I’d rather add more seats in a safe way rather than by maximizing the number of people that you can put in an aircraft,” said Delta CEO Ed BastianDel.

Right now Delta has 40% of economy seats and 50% of domestic seats blocked because of COVID-19.

“Everyone appreciates it’s not going to last forever, but in the face of a health crisis, that space onboard really matters, and customers are telling us that,” Bastian said.

Don’t worry, Delta isn’t raising prices for flights just because the middle seat is blocked.

“This is to us a really important safety feature, and it’s a health crisis that we’re in in our country,” Bastian said.