Senator Wants To Ban Middle Seats After Packed Flight


An Oregon senator is calling to ban middle seats on planes after sitting shoulder to shoulder on a packed flight.

An Oregon senator is calling to ban middle seats on planes after sitting shoulder to shoulder on a packed flight.

SALEM, OR -- An Oregon senator is calling to ban middle seats on planes after sitting shoulder to shoulder on a packed flight.

Jeff Merkley tweeted a selfie showing no social distancing as he flew home on American Airlines. He said it was a high-risk situation with passengers "breathing inches from your own nose and mouth" and taking off their mask to eat or drink.

He plans to introduce a bill to block middle seats from being sold during the pandemic.

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