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Bill calls for airlines to seat families together

Bill calls for airlines to seat families together

Times have been good for the airline industry, but perhaps not so much for families who fly.

Strong demand for air travel and fees for seat upgrades, entertainment, snacks and checked bags have generated record profits for most major U.S. carriers.

But one of the downsides of this financial windfall is that it has become much harder for parents and children to sit together because planes are more crowded than ever and many airlines charge extra to reserve specific seats.  


A bill added this week to funding legislation for the Federal Aviation Administration aims to tackle this...