Kid-free zones on planes – new trend?

Child-free areas on flights are now a reality
Airlines are becoming less afraid of wading into controversial territory, Condé Nast Traveler‎ writes. Child-free zones on planes are now a reality.
Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo – the biggest airline in India for passengers carried – has introduced Quiet Zones aimed at business travellers, which ban kids under the age of 12. Children are also not allowed in seats with additional leg room.
“Keeping in mind the comfort and convenience of all passengers, row numbers one to four and 11 to 14 are generally kept as a Quiet Zone on IndiGo flights,” the airline explains. “These zones have been created for business travellers who prefer to use the quiet time to do their work.”
Reactions have been mixed, ranging from disgust, accusing the policy as discriminatory, to support for the idea on social media.
But IndiGo is not the first to go down this route. Singapore Airlines-owned low-cost, long-haul carrier Scoot has had a ScootinSilence upgrade since 2013, with five kid-free rows. AirAsia X and Malaysia Airlines also have them.
Condé Nast Traveler‎


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