Booking a flight for a family vacation?
Want to sit next to your kids?
That may cost you.
As reported in The Atlantic, an airline “crime against customer service” now charges additional “family fees” for parents who want to sit next to their children.
Yes, many airlines are now tacking on “preferred seating” fees for parents who want to sit beside their children.
According to The Atlantic, over the past year, American, Delta, and United have increased the number of preferred seats on their flights in an effort to cater to business travelers who are happy to pay extra for a more enjoyable trip. As a result, it has become nearly impossible for families to string together three or four seats in a row without paying a hefty fee.
Repeat business travelers are an airline’s “bread-and-butter” staple – which means they rank higher than family travelers. Consequently, “families flying off to their Disney vacation are probably going to pay as much as the market will bear.”
The Atlantic’s “How to Tell a Dumb Airline Fee from an Immoral One” lays out the “immorality” of the family fee.
Are you okay with paying extra to sit beside your child/children?
What do you think about this new airline fee?