Flying with kids isn’t easy and it can also be costly, even if you’re using miles.
Various fees can make a bargain ticket go up in price. (Think checked luggage fees and paying to pre-select seats etc…)
When you’re flying with kids, the last thing you want to worry about is sitting next to your kid and now a proposed new bill might change this for the better.
Kim sent me an article from Babble about the Senate adding “an amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill“.
If passed the bill would require airlines to let parents do something which should just be common sense- Sit Next To Their Kids. The key point of this bill is that airlines would be required to do this at no additional cost or fees.
There haven’t been many instances during Lucas’s travels (120 flight segments to date) where we haven’t been ticketed to sit together during a flight. When one of our flights was cancelled in late 2015, the airline gave us seats all over the plane. Rather than have to ask when we got on board, the gate agent was able to sit Kim and Lucas together with me sitting a few rows ahead. Now imagine, during boarding having to ask other passengers to switch or have a flight attendant get involved!
Babble mentions that this proposed bill would also help families with a few other things at the airport.
The bill would, “ensure that kids wouldn’t be separated from their parents while going through security checkpoints, and even grant pregnant woman one (major) added bonus: the ability to pre-board“. Sounds like some pretty fair rules.
Hopefully this bill will pass, making things a bit easier (and less pricey) for traveling families.
Find out more from Babble here.