Delta Airlines cancels flights due to staff shortage, opens middle seats early

Middle seats expected to go on sale in May

DETROITDelta Airlines opened up middle seats on some flights over the weekend after there was a slew of flight cancellations.

Flights in Detroit and Atlanta were canceled because there was not enough staff.

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For more than a year, Delta Airlines has left the middle seats open on all flights. Beginning on May 1 middle seats will go back on sale.

Delta Airlines said it will continue spraying down every aircraft between flights.

Local 4′s Hank Winchester has a look at why it happened and how the airline plans to permanently open middle seats back up. Watch the video above for the full story.

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