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Airline passengers willing to pay more for flights with empty middle seats: report
Renewed coronavirus concerns hit airlines
FOX Business’ Jeff Flock reports on how airlines are faring during the coronavirus outbreak and how the industry responded to Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci saying he wouldn’t fly or eat at restaurants right now.
Airline passengers really want middle seats left open during the coronavirus pandemic, a recent survey has found.
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In fact, customers are willing to pay an average of 16.5 percent more to fly with the middle seats blocked off, HuffPost reported, citing a survey by Atmosphere Research.
Meanwhile, a poll from American Express, Amex Trendex, also reportedly found that 63 percent of Americans would be willing to pay for every alternating seat to be empty, according to CNBC.
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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.