Biden admin urges Congress to ban family seating fees on airlines

Posted on AllSides March 14th, 2023
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The Department of Transportation (DOT) proposed legislation that would bar airlines from charging families extra to be seated next to their children as long as seats are available. 

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg sent letters to members of Congress saying airlines should ensure that "young kids are seated next to at least one parent or other accompanying adult without getting charged a junk fee," the department announced Monday. 

The legislation would apply to all U.S. carriers as long as there are adjacent seats available during booking and also pertains to any child under...

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