Recently, the FAA has passed some new regulations making traveling for families with a children a bit easier. There is also new legislation that will help anyone traveling by flight, including improving lost baggage rules and those long security lines. The new regulations are set up to reduce costs and stress of traveling. As we’ve seen through the years, flight prices have increased. With the addition of baggage fees and costs of allowing families with children to sit together, these new regulations from the FAA will bring a sigh of relief for families.
Here is a quick breakdown of the three majorly helpful regulations:
- Traveling with children: A new regulation states that airlines cannot charge more for children aged 13 and younger to sit next to a parent or older family member on the flight. Parents can now rest easy in knowing that their children won’t be seated somewhere else on the plane if they don’t pay an extra fee.
- Baggage: After paying for baggage, many travelers know the headache involved in the airline losing their baggage without refund. Under new regulations, airlines will have to refund the customer if a lost bag isn’t returned within 12 hours for domestic flights or 15 hours for international flights.
- Security checkpoints: The security lines are notoriously one of the most stressful parts of traveling, and often many lines are closed, leaving people in long lines for hours before their flights. This new regulation states that airports must open more checkpoint lines and also keep PreCheck lines running smoothly so there is little to no security line even during high traffic times.
These regulations will provide a bit of a smoother traveling process for families and solo travelers alike. With regulations like these in place, air travel will become increasingly less stressful.