I saw this on Business Insider earlier – Delta, American, United, and other major airlines signal rejection of new CDC guidance saying they should block middle seats: https://www.businessinsider.com/airlines-reject-cdc-report-middle-seat-blocking-2021-4. Much longer article. Time will determine if the airlines or the CDC is correct on the subject.
Thomas Pallini April 14, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reignited the debate over whether airlines should be blocking middle seats just as airlines thought it was settled.
A newly publicized study found that maskless flyers could spread COVID-19 at a higher rate when middle seats were not blocked, Insider’s Hilary Brueck reported. Flyers on opposite ends of a three-seat row with the middle open reduced their risk of exposure by 57%, the study said.