Does anybody have information or ideas about air travel post virus? Will they cram as many people onto the planes as before or will the seats be more spread out?
Your guess is as good as anyone else's. We all will have to just wait and see.
If the latter, be ready to spend more for flights.
Alaska Airlines recently sent me an email that they currently are blocking out the middle seat in rows of three and the aisle seat in rows of two.
Alaska Air cannot block aisle seats for wheelchair passengers and they know it. I have been on many flights in which there have been over 15 wheelchair passengers (to/from warm weather destinations) so it isn’t like there could be one or two that can sit on the middle aisle.
To travel by plane is to travel in the same long tube so this blocking of middle seats or aisle seats looks at best symbolic.
Continental, I look at this as Alaska trying to do what they can. I’m pretty sure that is all any of us can do.
I doubt any airline is going to re-configure seats for what they hope is a short term issue. The best you can hope is the middle seat is empty. I think that eventually prices will rise independent of seating density, but not until they coax the public into thinking that flying is safe (with low prices). I'm not flying this year, and probably not next year either. Life was always a balance between time, money, and health - who knew a monkey wrench would get thrown into the works.