American Airlines and United Airlines plan to lift limitations on seating capacity on their flights this month, according to new reports.
A representative for American confirms with PEOPLE that the airline plans to allow full capacity on its flight starting July 1, after having it capped at 85 percent since April.
“We are unwavering in our commitment to the safety and well-being of our customers and team members,” the spokesperson says. “We have multiple layers of protection in place for those who fly with us, including required face coverings, enhanced cleaning procedures, and a pre-flight COVID-19 symptom checklist — and we’re providing additional flexibility for customers to change their travel plans, as well. We know our customers are placing their trust in us to make every aspect of their journey safe, and we are committed to doing just that.”
The carrier will also continue to notify customers and allow them