Frontier Airlines temporarily adds “more room” option that includes empty middle seat

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Frontier Airlines passengers can now reserve a ‘More Room’ seat assignment – with a confirmed empty middle seat next to them.

The option complements the airline’s mandatory face-covering requirement for all passengers and flight crews, along with a wide variety of other initiatives.

The airline offers a limited number of flights from Philadelphia International Airport and is scheduled to launch service from Wilmington (New Castle) Airport in mid-November to and from Orlando.

Passengers can select a More Room seat – starting at $39 per passenger, per flight — on Frontier’s website, FlyFrontier.com, when booking new tickets, managing their booking, or at check-in, subject to availability.

“While we believe the best measure to keep everyone healthy is to require face coverings, for those who want an empty seat next to them for extra peace of mind or simply additional comfort, we are now offering ‘More Room,’” said Frontier CEO Barry Biffle.

Flights departing May 8 through August 31, 2020 will have 18 More Room seats available for passengers to select, including Stretch seats in the first three rows of the aircraft, which also provide extra legroom and recline as compared to standard seats. Frontier will announce at a later date whether the More Room program will be extended beyond August 31.

In addition to the face covering requirement, in April Frontier implemented a program that requires passengers to accept a health acknowledgement prior to completing check-in via the company’s website or mobile app. Passengers are required to certify that:

  • Neither they nor anyone in their household has exhibited COVID-19 related symptoms in the last 14 days
  • They will check their temperature before heading to the airport and not travel if they have a fever
  • They will wash their hands/sanitize before boarding the flight
  • Information on the airline’s face covering policy will be added to the health acknowledgment

Frontier also introduced a fogging disinfectant to its aircraft cleaning and sanitation protocols. The fogging includes virtually every surface in the passenger cabin. Planes are wiped down every night with additional disinfectant, as well.

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