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S. 4335: Fly Together Act

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About the bill

Critics say the lack of an existing law on the subject is wrong, *plane *and simple.

Context

Consumer Reports filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the Department of Transportation regarding complaints of families with young children seated separately on flights. The results included children as young as one year old, autistic children, and children who suffer from seizures seated separately from adult family members.

The department has a website with tips for families on how to maximize their odds of getting adjacent seats, such as booking your tickets as early as possible and confirming the seating with the airline if booked through a third party, but the practice isn’t guaranteed by law.

What the legislation does

The Fly Together Act would mandate airlines keep children age 13 ...

Sponsor and status

Edward “Ed” Markey

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Massachusetts. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 28, 2020
Length: 3 pages
Introduced
Jul 28, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Introduced on Jul 28, 2020

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on July 28, 2020. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

Jul 28, 2020
 
Introduced

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Signed by the President

S. 4335 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 4335. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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