families

Ever since airlines added new economy-class seat reservation fees, they’ve insisted that the new charges would not lead to families with young kids being separated. And, I believed it — until I heard from Vicki Wallace.

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The passengers who paid extra for their premium seat have a right to sit there. They have the right to not feel guilty when a flight attendant asks them to move in order to make room for a family, and they don’t feel like it.

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Sometimes parents have little choice, but to send their children to a distant location via airplane, alone, unaccompanied by a parent or other relative. Ned Levi follows up his column about serious problems of Chloe Boyce’s Southwest Airlines trip, unaccompanied by her mother, with information and suggestions about sending your child on a plane flight alone.

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Some surprises here, at least for long-time ski writers in New England. Okemo and Stowe were mentioned and, long time family resort champ, Smugglers’ Notch that makes its focus children and families was not.

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