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Mom Furious With United For Giving Toddler's $1K Ticket To Standby Flier For $75

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Shirley Yamauchi, a Hawaii teacher, was traveling to a conference in Boston with her 2-year-old son. Her airline, United, requires that children over the age of 2 are required to have their own seat, so Yamauchi bought a $1000 ticket for her son three months ago. On the day of her flight, however, even after an airline attendant checked to make sure the son was present (he was), Yamauchi's son's seat was given away to a man in the standby line. Yamauchi and her son shared a seat for the entire 3.5 hour flight, while a man who paid $75 for his ticket sat next to them in the son's chair.

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