DOT Publishes Airline Passengers with Disabilities Bill of Rights

Also issues notice for airlines to seat small children with parents.

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation published its Airline Passengers with Disabilities Bill of Rights and issued a notice for airlines to seat young children next to one of their parents. The rights for passengers with disabilities is a “summary of existing law governing the rights of air travelers with disabilities.“ The regulation regarding children stops airlines from an additional charge for putting them next to an accompanying adult, stemming complaints that children as young as 11 months not being seated near a family member.

“Today’s announcements are the latest steps toward ensuring an air travel system that works for everyone,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “Whether you’re a parent expecting to sit together with your young children on a flight, a traveler with a disability navigating air travel, or a consumer traveling by air for the first time in a while, you deserve safe, accessible, affordable, and reliable airline service.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Buttigieg as he and his department address the needs of airline passengers.
  • For U.S. transportation officials to have wisdom in implementing and enforcing regulations.
  • For the airlines and their passengers to show patience and kindness during the staffing shortages and canceled flights.

Sources: Department of Transportation


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