American Airlines says it will fill planes to capacity starting July 1

American Airlines said it will book capacity flights starting July 1 in a press release on Friday.

The airline said it will notify customers and allow them to move on to more open flights if they are available at no additional cost.

“As more people continue to travel, customers may notice that flights are reserved to capacity as of July 1,” the airline said, adding that customers can also move to another seat if space is available once. the shipment is completed.

American has locked 50 percent of the intermediate seats in the main cabin and has been notifying customers if their flight is full when they check in. Other airlines have been blocking all intermediate seats, including Delta, JetBlue, and Southwest.

American said it will also begin asking customers during registration to certify that they have had no coronavirus symptoms for 14 days, starting June 30.

American Airlines has required customers to put facial covers on planes and announced in June that it would limit flight privileges for customers if they refuse to wear a face mask. The airline is also encouraging airports to demand facial covers, which some airports have not done.