Senator makes strides for family seating airline fees
NEW YORK -- Senator Charles Schumer is making strides in his mission to allow families to sit together on airplanes free of extra charges.
Schumer recently started the push. Sunday. The New York Democrat announced that JetBlue and Virgin America have agreed to the plan.
He called on the airline industry to avoid charging families extra fees that come with aisle and window seats if they want to sit together.
"After reaching out to the CEOs of both JetbBlue and Virgin America, they've committed to me that they will not charge families extra fees to sit together on airplanes,” said Schumer.
Schumer has also asked the Department of Transportation to require airlines to be more open with their price quotes allowing consumers to see the true price of a ticket, including extra seating fees before purchase.