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American Airlines abandons social distancing guidelines amid record COVID spikes

American Airlines flights will be booked to capacity going forward, according to a new report



Sky Palma
June 30, 2020 10:13AM (UTC)

This article originally appeared on Raw Story

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In a statement released by American Airlines Group Inc., flights will be booked to capacity going forward, abandoning previous social distancing guidelines for operation, according to a report from Bloomberg.

"Customers will still be notified when they're booked on crowded flights and can move their reservations at no cost, the airline said in a statement Friday," Bloomberg reports. "As of June 30, American also will ask customers to certify that they have been free of Covid-19 symptoms for the previous 14 days."

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The move comes as cases of coronavirus spike to record levels all across the country. The spikes are taking place in states where American Airlines has major operations, such as Texas, Arizona and North Carolina.

Read the full report over at Bloomberg.


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