Delta will start booking middle seats in May

As air travel bookings begin to rise, Delta is joining other major airlines by announcing that it will no longer keep its middle seat empty starting May 1.
2:20 | 04/01/21

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We are back with new developments in travel. Delta the latest to announce they'll start booking middle seats next month. Gio Benitez has a look at what it means for passenger safety. Reporter: This morning signs prepandemic travel is almost back as airlines report a spike in bookings. Delta announcing it will join the other major airlines and no longer keep that middle seat empty starting may 1st. We're seeing the demand come back coupled with vaccination rights starting to really soar in our country so with all the demand we're seeing we thought it was the right time to open them up. Reporter: While some don't like that idea. I try my best to get upgrades. But that's a problem. I wish they kept this policy of separating people. It feels safer because you're staying on the plane for several hours. Reporter: Others like mark Freeman says the vaccine makes the difference. I don't worry as much because I'm vaccinated already but still concerning because I know there are variants out there but I guess being vaccinated gives me a little protection. Reporter: Less than a year ago planes were parked in the desert unused. Now most back in the air. Traveler numbers quickly approaching prepandemic levels. United airlines' CEO saying they're finally turning a profit. Leisure demand has almost entirely recovered. Tells you something about the pent-up desire. Reporter: More than a million flying every day in this country for the past three weeks. Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. Reporter: The CDC says travel increases your chance of spreading an getting covid-19. But has not been able to confirm any case of transmission on a plane. Airlines have long pointed to their air filtration systems. In a study using mannequins the department of defense and united found that with a mask on, only 0.003% of particles actually made their way into another passenger's breathing zone. And TSA now getting ready for a massive surge and hiring another 6,000 agents to help those security lines just keep moving and, guy, you can just see how busy the airports are getting. Sure are. Thank you, gio.

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