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I flew on Alaska for the first time since it stopped blocking middle seats and it was the closest to normal I’ve seen during the pandemic

While its vital sandbox is the West Coast, the airline now operates transcontinental flights from numerous East Coast cities. It’s not as big as the majors in the big four US airlines categorizing American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and Southwest Airlines, but Alaska has been getting its name out there in a big way.

Flying on Alaska Airlines during pandemic

Impediment on Alaska Airlines during the pandemic

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And before I even got to the airport, I was required to acknowledge a form agreement. Standard for most major US airlines now, I had to affirm that I haven’t tested positive for COVID-19 within the times gone by 10 days, hadn’t been exposed to the virus in the past 10 days, and hadn’t exhibited symptoms in the biography three days, in addition to agreeing to the airline’s mask policy.

Flying on Alaska Airlines during pandemic

Flying on Alaska Airlines during the pandemic

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