Alaska Airlines is Blocking Center Seats and Reducing Onboard Service

April 21, 2020

Alaska Airlines is taking additional precautions to help create extra space on board aircraft—now through May 31, 2020—they are blocking all middle seats on large aircraft and aisle seats on smaller aircraft.

If you’re a family or large group who wants to sit together, we can make a request with reservations or at the airport.

At the airport, if you’re uncomfortable with the distance between you and others, please speak with a customer service agent about your options.

They will continue to monitor the situation and re-evaluate efforts to provide extra space beyond May.

Inflight service changes:

Alaska Airlines is also temporarily reducing onboard service levels. They we will be offering limited food and beverage options. These reductions can vary based on flight length and destination.

Flights up to 350 miles:

  • No food or beverage service

Flights longer than 350 miles:

  • First Class: Individual bottled water, sealed can of beer, a packaged snack
  • Premium Class: Individual bottled water, sealed can of beer, a packaged snack
  • Main Cabin: Individual bottled water and a packaged snack
  • They have temporarily suspended pre-order meals.

You may pack your own snacks to bring onboard or you may want to build in a little more time to pick up something at the airport. Most airport concessions are open and able to provide meals, snacks, and beverages to go.

They’re also suspending inflight tablet rental/service, but their inflight entertainment library will still be available with over 600 free movies and TV shows to watch on your own device.

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