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If you're planning a family holiday in the States, take note. U.S. airlines' practice of allowing a toddler to fly seated on an adult's lap was criticized in early August when the country's National Transportation Safety Board recommended that kids under two years old be restrained in their own seats while in the air. So far, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has declined to make that mandatory, citing a 1995 study that concluded the cost of buying another ticket might force more families to drive—and risk roadway accidents. Still, the FAA advises that a child weighing less than 18...

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