Introduced in House Passed House Introduced in Senate Passed Senate To President Became Law
12/03/2019          

Fly Together Act

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12/10/2019 Introduced in House Open
12/03/2019 Introduced in House Open

            


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 5292


To require the Secretary of Transportation to establish a policy with respect to family seating on air transportation, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 3, 2019

Mrs. Wagner (for herself and Mr. Brown of Maryland) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


A BILL

To require the Secretary of Transportation to establish a policy with respect to family seating on air transportation, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Fly Together Act”.

SEC. 2. Policy on families flying with young children.

(a) In general.—Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Transportation shall establish a policy directing all air carriers providing scheduled passenger interstate or intrastate air transportation to establish policies that enable a child, who is age 13 or under on the date an applicable flight is scheduled to occur, to be seated in a seat adjacent to the seat of an accompanying family member over the age of 13, to the maximum extent practicable and at no additional cost, except when assignment to an adjacent seat would—

(1) require an upgrade to—

(A) another cabin class;

(B) a seat with extra legroom; or

(C) seat pitch for which additional payment is normally required; or

(2) violate safety guidelines.

(b) Statutory construction.—Notwithstanding the requirement in subsection (a), nothing in this section may be construed to allow the Secretary to impose a significant change in the overall seating or boarding policy of an air carrier providing scheduled passenger interstate or intrastate air transportation that has an open or flexible seating policy in place that generally allows adjacent family seating as described in subsection (a).

(c) Definition of air carrier.—In this section, the term “air carrier” has the meaning given the term in section 40102(a) of title 49, United States Code.


Picture Name From Date Type
Ann Wagner R-MO 12/03/2019 Sponsor
Eleanor Norton D-DC 01/24/2020 Cosponsor
Wm Clay D-MO 01/24/2020 Cosponsor
Gilbert Cisneros D-CA 01/24/2020 Cosponsor
Anthony Brown D-MD 12/03/2019 Cosponsor
Date Branch Action
12/04/2019 President Referred to the Subcommittee on Aviation.Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
12/03/2019 President Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.Action By: House of Representatives
12/03/2019 President Introduced in HouseAction By: House of Representatives
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