There's growing concern that your kids may no longer get a free ride when they fly.
According to the New York Times, the National Transportation Safety Board is once again recommending airlines require children of all ages to have a separate seat.
Earlier this year the NTSB issued an advisory warning parents that the best way to keep their children safe is to keep them in a child safety seat.
There are no new statistics that show children are getting injured or killed because they were not restrained. In fact the most recent statistics show and estimated 4.6 million children younger than 2 fly each year. However, there are no statistics that break down on-flight deaths by age. The only statistics the federal government has show that from 1990 on the risk of death on a flight is about 1 in 8 million.
This could be pretty tough for parents and travelers who are paying more to travel. American Express Travel Monitor found domestic airfare increased 9 percent, international airfare has risen 8 percent. According to the report, “Overall airfares have increased substantially versus the first half of 2009, climbing steadily towards pre-recession levels as of June 2010.”
What do you think about this?
Do you think this is a push to help the airlines make more money?
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