How to keep your child safe on the Gulf Coast
The Coast Guard said it is adding several extra safety precautions to help keep kids safe at sea, including an advisory to parents who have children under the age of two that they will not be allowed on flights at sea.
The Coast Guard issued the advisory Tuesday to all air travelers heading into Shreveport, Louisiana, on Wednesday.
The Coast Guardsman in charge of all flights into the area says parents who want to take their children to sea should follow the guidelines issued Tuesday, the Coast Guard says.
Airline travel advisories are issued on a case-by-case basis and are usually issued only to the most-affected passengers.
The new travel advisions are to help ensure that all passengers are safe and that there are no issues during a flight or when the aircraft lands, according to the Coast Guards.
A spokesperson for the Coast Mariners said that, at this time, no further flights will be affected by the advisory.
Airport authorities in the Gulf region are also taking steps to better protect the health of passengers and crew.
The Transportation Security Administration says it is suspending screening of all travelers, including unaccompanied minors, as well as any passengers with a history of mental health problems.