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Family Travel Association Newsletter

SPECIAL REPORT:
A VICTORY FOR FAMILIES THAT FLY TOGETHER


Week of August 8, 2016

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To Keep Families Flying Together, U.S. Congress Passes New Law
The hard work has paid off! Within a year, airlines will be required to keep families flying together.

New legislation recently passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama requires that, within a year, airlines must seat any children aged 13 and younger “adjacent to the seat of an accompanying family member over the age of 13,” all “to the maximum extent practicable and at no additional cost.”

To Keep Families Flying Together, U.S. Congress Passes New Law

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.”

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