Togetherness Has a Price When Flying with Family

Togetherness Has a Price When Flying with Family

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Question: I recently booked flights from LAX to Washington’s Reagan National for my husband, two daughters and me. An American Airlines reservation supervisor told me I would have to pay an additional $81 per seat to be guaranteed that my husband and I can sit with our daughters, ages 12 and 8, on this five-hour flight. When no two seats together showed on the online seat map, I called the airline. That’s when the agent alerted me to the $81 “choice” seats. When I explained we had already paid $2,268.80 for our seats, she said, “No, you paid to travel, not for your seat.” Seriously?

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