We at the Family Travel Association have been lobbying for and keeping tabs on this process since early February when we threw our weight behind the congressional effort led by U.S. Representatives Rodney Davis (R-IL) and Jerrold Nadler (D-NY). It was their Families Flying Together Act of 2015 that set the ball rolling and culminated in this victory.
“We’re encouraged that Congress has recognized the challenges families face when traveling and is making it a priority that airlines ensure they sit together when flying,” said Rainer Jenss, President of the Family Travel Association. “After all, families represent one of the largest economic drivers of the travel industry, so ensuring their satisfaction isn’t just the right thing to do. It makes economic sense.”