Transcript for Airlines booking to capacity
Airline travel is seeing a bit of a rebound and as more passengers take to the skies, that policy of blocking off the middle seat is quickly becoming a thing of the past. ABC's gio Benitez joins us with those details. Good morning to you, gio. Reporter: Hey, Eva, good morning to you. This story sparking a lot of reaction on social media right now in part because of those rising covid cases in parts of country. At least two major airlines say they will book flights to full capacity. Say farewell to those empty middle seats on two of America's largest airlines. American and united telling ABC news, all seats are up for sale, something united has already American starts Wednesday. This morning, mixed reactions from those at the airport. I do think it's going to get worse again. It's dangerous and concerning to me. I don't have a problem with the middle seat. I feel like they're probably going to have to because, you know, the flights are picking up. Reporter: Passenger numbers are slowly but steadily on the rise. On Thursday TSA screening the highest number of travelers since mid-march. American says it's ready to fill planes because of its cleaning procedures, Hepa air filters and mask policy. The airline also saying it will give passengers a chance to rebook for free. Travelers had been posting images of crowded planes on social media for months, this photo from Dr. Ethan Weiss going viral. I'm probably more likely to get infected there than I would be in the icu. Reporter: United later saying it would start sending alerts to passengers about crowded flights. Delta and southwest say they're still blocking middle seats through September 30th. Jetblue through July 30th. Meanwhile, the department of transportation has told us it's received a slew of complaints about airlines, the majority concerning refunds. In April alone more than 19,000 complaints. Eva. All right, gio Benitez for us, thank you so much.
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