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DL seat blocking question.

Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:51 pm
by pezzy669
So I have a question for DL flight crew or someone who might know the logic for blocking seats for covid.

Recently flew CUN-DTW on an A333, it was pretty much empty showing 186 economy seats available right before departure. We were back in 36 H/J and every row 37-42 were empty, we heard a flight attendant across the aisle offer people to move around if they wanted so we decided we were going to move back to 38 because there was a passenger immediately in front of us in row 35. We were promptly stopped by a flight attendant saying all the rear rows were blocked for covid and we could not move back there - it didn't make sense to me but I'm not one to try to argue.

What gives? I'm sure if this flight was booked to capacity (well covid capacity) those last 6 or so rows would have been utilized.

Re: DL seat blocking question.

Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:29 pm
by Electra
Pure speculation on my part, but could it be that the last few rows are blocked in order to create a buffer between passengers and the galley? An element of social distancing so that the flight attendants can have a workspace that is slightly removed from the flying public perhaps?