Airline seat reservation fees are evil, but is this how to fix them?
The government wants airlines to stop charging families advance seating fees. Here's why it's a terrible idea.
Remember when your airline ticket came with the ability to reserve a seat?
Today, airlines earn hundreds of millions of dollars a year from seat "selection" fees. And they charge all passengers, whether they're a honeymooning couple, a family with young children, or a disabled passenger with a caregiver.
Until last week, that is. The Departm…