Everything with air travel feels like it comes with an added cost, and booking seats together can often be an extra financial burden just for the basic convenience of sitting with loved ones. Lately, parents have been burdened by young kids being assigned seats far away from their caregivers, meaning little ones may be unattended on a flight. There's no guarantee of seat switching, and the extra cost to secure a row of seats for a family isn't always feasible.
Some airlines have listened to young families' complaints and are updating policies to ensure that families are seated together. "In an era where more families are working in a hybrid environment, they're traveling more often,” United Airlines’ Chief Customer Officer Linda Jojo said in a statement. “We're focused on delivering a great experience for our younger passengers and their parents and know it often starts with the right seat.”