Saturday 11 July, 2020

JetBlue answers: How do you practise social distancing on a plane?

JetBlue at Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados on March 21, 2020, before commercial flights stopped due to COVID-19. (FILE)

JetBlue at Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados on March 21, 2020, before commercial flights stopped due to COVID-19. (FILE)

Can you social distance on an aircraft?

One airline company, JetBlue has included a social distancing in-flight plan amongst their changes to travel since the COVID-19 pandemic. JetBlue is putting space between its passengers.

In an effort to keep crew and customers safe and to reduce or remove any possibility of spreading the novel coronavirus disease, JetBlue will not be filling all of its flights to their maximum capacity.

On the JetBlue website, the company has indicated:

"We are limiting the number of seats for sale on most JetBlue flights, allowing us to provide additional space between individuals who are not travelling together. Our crewmembers are proactively reviewing seat assignments to help ensure as much personal space as possible.

"In addition, we are creating buffer zones around all inflight crewmember jumpseats, to allow for added crewmember and customer safety."

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