Do Planes Need A No-Child Zone?

No matter how often you remind yourself to be tolerant, screaming kids don’t make for a pleasant long-haul flight. So I suspect lots of people will be keen on a new plan from Malaysia Airlines to offer a child-free cabin on A380 services.

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Australian Business Traveller reports that 70 upstairs economy seats on Malaysia Airlines’ forthcoming A380 services will be reserved for “business travellers”, and children under 12 won’t be allowed. There’s also a larger economy section downstairs with no such rules, enabling parents with kids to fly with the airline if they wish.

This seems a sensible idea to me: it’s less stressful for solo travellers and also for parents, since they’ll presumably get fewer death stares and complaints. That said, I imagine it might eventually become something airlines charge a premium for. And aspiring travellers will have to wait until September for the service to hit Australia. Would you be tempted?

Malaysia Airlines declares kid-free zone on Airbus A380 [Australian Business Traveller]

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