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U.S. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Summary: To direct the Secretary of Transportation to issue regulations with respect to ensuring families are able to sit together on flights, and for other purposes. AS OF RIGHT NOW THIS BILL IS DEAD.

The time has come to make decisions on values and safety over airline profit. Randomly assigning,, separated seats to minor children and parents on airplanes, even when seats have been preselected, must end. Parents and children must have access to each other. Placing children in seats away from their parents or guardians into the hands of strangers is unacceptable. There is no question that the comfort and safety of children is at risk when an airline decides to purposely break apart minors from their caregivers. The decision to do this is done without any regard of liability, responsibility, and safety of a minor. We support HR 6124: Families Flying Together Act of 2012. Please reintroduce and pass this bill.

The bill can be found here:
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr6124

Signed,

Laura Heintz

This petition closed almost 2 years ago

How this will help

AS OF RIGHT NOW THIS BILL IS DEAD.

This bill needs to be reintroduced this session in Congress by any member. Then the Secretary of Transportation Committee Chair, Congressman Bill Schuster,...

AS OF RIGHT NOW THIS BILL IS DEAD.

This bill needs to be reintroduced this session in Congress by any member. Then the Secretary of Transportation Committee Chair, Congressman Bill Schuster, determines whether the bill will move past the committee stage.

It ensures airlines must seat children under 12 with a guardian or parent over 18 (when present) on flights. Airlines are now separating children from their parents and placing them alone in separate sections of airplanes. This is being done even when seats have been preselected together. This bill ensures the safety and well being of minors on airlines. It also places the responsibility of the child back to the parents.

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