Commentary: Airlines Make Kiddie Seats Mandatory

Every time I face air travel with my daughter, now 2 1/2, I'm tempted to guzzle martinis. I have to drag a 29-pound kid, 50-pound suitcase, backpack with diapers and toys--and a 13-pound, 31-inch-long child safety seat. Airlines should spare me and other parents the effort and provide kid seats--gratis. Indeed, the Federal Aviation Administration should order them to do this for convenience, certainly, but also safety.

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