Parenting News
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

car seat incident on plane

United Airlines is reviewing an incident in which a mother reported that she was told to incorrectly sit her child in a car seat facing forward while boarding a flight at Denver International Airport. The mother was boarding a flight with her 8-month old when a gate agent gave her an ultimatum - unless she turned the rear-facing car seat forward– going against the car-seat’s safety design– she and her daughter would not be permitted to stay on the flight. “They told us that the plane could not leave without us moving it, so I knew we would be kicked off if we did not comply,” she wrote in her Facebook post. United has since reviewed the case and said they would refund both her and her daughter’s plane tickets.  The Federal Aviation Administration Page on Flying with Children says that any child restraint systems on flights must be placed “in the appropriate forward- or aft-facing direction as indicated on the label for the size of the child.”
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