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DOT/OST RIN: 2105-AF15 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Family Seating in Air Transportation  

This rulemaking would increase protections for families when flying with children. It would require airlines to seat children age13 and under adjacent to an accompanying adult at no additional cost, subject to limited conditions.  This rule would also require airlines to provide the choice of rebooking or a refund for the child and other persons on the same reservation to mitigate the harm to consumers if an airline does not provide adjacent seats to a young child and an accompanying adult.


Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 14 CFR 90   
Legal Authority: FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016, Pub. L. 114-190, sec. 2309, 130 Stat. 615, 648 (2016)    49 U.S.C. sec. 41712   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Blane A Workie
Principal Deputy Assistant General Counsel
Department of Transportation
Office of the Secretary
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-9342
TDD Phone:202 755-7687
Fax:202 366-7152