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In-flight child seat belt campaign stepped up


Published on Jan 28, 2011, the non-profit airline passengers rights group, is stepping up its campaign to ensure that seat belts are made compulsory for children on board aircraft. The organisation cited the recent case of Melissa Bradley and her family of five, including an 11-month-old infant son, who were removed from a United Airlines from San Francisco to Honolulu this week because their rear-facing car seat, which is approved by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for use in aircraft, could not fit in the seat due to a lack of space between the row in front and the infant seat.

The family was forced to purchase a separate seat and brought an FAA certified/CRS (Child Restraint Seat) approved for their child. Ms Bradley explained to that she twice attempted to protect her infant son on United Airlines - by purchasing a seat and bringing a car seat - and twice was been denied the opportunity to protect her infant son. 

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