Children Under 2 don’t need Plane Tickets

The government has decided that children younger than 2 years old will still be allowed to sit on their parents’ laps while flying. Making safety seats mandatory on planes for small children had been under discussion, but didn’t happen because then parents would have to buy extra plane tickets. Making safety seats mandatory would in effect lead cost conscious travelers to drive to their destination instead of flying, increasing the risk of accidents (43,000 people died in highway accidents compared to only 13 deaths on commercial airline flights). Good news for traveling parents!
Children Under 2 Won’t Need Plane Tickets (abc news)