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Southwest Airlines Opening Up Middle Seats

Southwest Airlines says it will notify passengers ahead of time if their flight is more than 65% occupied.

Southwest Airlines Opening Up Middle Seats
Wilfredo Lee / AP

Southwest became the latest airline to stop blocking middle seats this week. 

Since May, the largest U.S. domestic carrier had capped the number of passengers on its flight at 66%. 

Alaska Airlines will continue blocking middle seats through Jan. 6. 

Delta has extended its policy through the end of March.

Southwest's move comes after the airline announced more than $1 billion in losses during the third quarter of 2020.