American Airlines Charging “Sit Together Fee”
A story from NBC News this morning claims that American Airlines charged parents a $60 fee – to sit with their 5 year old child. Let me explain -
According to the story, the family was originally booked seated together. After American Airlines changed the flight schedule for the families return trip – they automatically booked the family on the new flight. Problem was, Mom and Dad were seated on the other side of the plane, rows away from their 5 year old child. No problem Dad thought, a simple call will fix that. Nope. American Airlines informed the father that yes, he could have 3 seats together – they were available. HOWEVER, he would have to pay a $60 fee to make this happen. THIS, after the family had booked the trip a full seven months in advance specifically to ensure that they’d all be able to sit together.
Thoughts on this one?