Davis Provision to Make Flying More Family-Friendly Included in House FAA Bill
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today announced that his provision to help make flying more family-friendly was included in the bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which was released by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today. Davis’ provision would require airline carriers to notify passengers traveling with young children if seats are not available together at the initial booking stage.
“Traveling with children can already be very stressful for parents and when you can’t sit together on a flight, it only makes this process more difficult,” said Davis. “All we’re asking is that if an airline cannot accommodate a passenger flying with a child, they notify them at the initial booking stage so parents can make other arrangements or plan accordingly. I appreciate Chairman Shuster’s support for this commonsense provision and for all his hard work on this bill, which I believe will modernize and strengthen our aviation system.”
This provision included in the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act is similar to language in H.R. 3334, the Families Flying Together Act of 2015, a bill introduced by Davis and U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) last year. More information about the AIRR Act can be found here.