United Airlines responds to viral photo showing nearly full flight out of Newark

United Airlines is responding to a viral photo posted online of one of their nearly full flights.

News 12 Staff

May 12, 2020, 11:07 AM

Updated 1,431 days ago

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United Airlines is responding to a viral photo posted online of one of their nearly full flights.
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On Twitter, the airline wrote, “Starting next week, customers on flights that are expected to be closer to full capacity can rebook on a different flight or receive a travel credit. We'll do our best to reach out about 24 hours before departure and we'll also provide options at the gate.
A doctor posted a photo over the weekend on Twitter, showing what it was like on board a flight out of Newark to San Francisco.
The doctor questioned the airline's social distancing policy, saying, “I guess @united is relaxing their social distancing policy these days? Every seat full on this 737”
Last week, the airline said it would leave middle seats empty.


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