So, here's the issue. Perhaps there are those who paid full fare for their seats, in addition to EBCI..so they would be able to get the seats they needed/wanted. Or, even those who paid the wanna get away fares, but also paid for EBCI so as to be able to sit with their child. I can't understand why anyone would think that anyone else should be asked to move in order to make them more comfortable. If you want to be as sure as you can be about sitting with your child, you need to take responsibility yourself. You should never leave it up to the charity of strangers. And yes, I truly think that someone who has not paid for their flight shouldn't expect paying fliers to give up their chosen seats. I think that everyone should make choices that work for their family, on each individual situation. I have always taken responsibility for my family.....I will not change seats with someone else, and be seated apart from my family, in order for someone else to be seated with their family. I just don't get that mentality. I guess that there are going to be times that individual fliers may very well opt for changing seats. But here's the rub...my dh will almost always try to move to enable a family to sit together. BUT..he has to have an aisle seat. So unless you find a bunch of people, all willing to shuffle their seats around, and allow my dh to have an aisle seat, it isn't going to happen. And it's pretty much those solo travelers that you have to rely on in order to get seats together!!