H. R. 6124
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 12, 2012
Mr. Nadler introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
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.
This Act may be cited as the
Families Flying Together Act of
Seating families together on flights
Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Transportation shall issue regulations directing each air carrier to—
establish a policy to ensure, to the extent practicable, that a family that purchases tickets for a flight with that air carrier is seated together during that flight; and
make the policy described in paragraph (1) available to the public on an appropriate Internet Web site of the air carrier.
In this section, the following definitions apply:
The term air carrier has the meaning given that term in section 40102(a) of title 49, United States Code.
The term family means a grouping of individuals that includes, at a minimum—
a child who is 12 years of age or younger; and
an individual who is—
18 years of age or older; and
responsible for accompanying that child, including a parent or legal guardian of that child.