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Senator Schumer Asks Airlines To Cut Fees For Families Traveling With Children

Jetblue plane on tarmac (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images, FILE)

Jetblue plane on tarmac (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images, FILE)

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NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — Families with children will get a break from at least two airlines, on additional fees to sit together, according to Senator Chuck Schumer.

WCBS 880 Reporter Monica Miller has more…


“Jet Blue and Virgin America committed that they would not charge extra for families that were traveling together,” he said.

In May the Senator called on airlines to drop additional fees on aisle and window seats. Delta, American, and U.S. Airways have yet to respond to this request.

1010 WINS Reporter Sonia Rincon reports…


Senator Schumer told reporters that the policy was unfair.

“To be faced with the choice of paying $200 more or having you know, little Abigail sit seventeen rows behind you, she’s five years old, it’s not fair at all,” he said.

Senator Schumer also asked the Federal Government to require airlines to disclose fees upfront when tickets are purchased.

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