The Atmosphere Research survey also reportedly found that more than 80 percent said having the middle seat open in coach is “somewhat or extremely important,” according to the website.
Mandatory face masks on planes were important to 84 percent of respondents and constant cleaning of planes was important to 85 percent, the Atmosphere Research survey found.
Last month, a research paper from MIT even found that leaving the middle seats empty on planes could significantly cut the risk of contracting coronavirus in the air, Fox News reported at the time.
Some airlines, including Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways and Southwest Airlines are still blocking off their middle seats, but several others have returned to filling their planes to capacity.
In July, American Airlines announced it would book its flights to full capacity and United Airlines told FOX Business at the time that it would also start allowing passengers to sit in middle seats.
Spirit Airlines’ website doesn’t currently say anything about blocking off the middle seats, but it does say that “some flights may be more full than others.”
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