Justin Bachman and Mary Schlangenstein

Government, Business, Safety

Airlines Balance Fewer Flights, Travelers Seeking Social Distance

A flight attendant checks on passengers on a Delta flight April 20. A flight attendant checks on passengers on a Delta flight April 20. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

U.S. airlines are grappling with one outcome of the deep schedule cuts they’ve made in response to near-zero travel demand: Many of the flights that remain are starting to fill up, complicating social distancing guidelines and angering some passengers.

May 11, 2020