Few issues get travellers more worked up than the debate over how airlines should handle children. Some think the chance of sitting near a noisy child is part of the risk one bears when buying an airline ticket, but others think airlines need to take action and separate children from adults by creating child-only or child-free seating sections. Stewart said that once parents become acclimated to living with young children, it can be difficult to recognise how disruptive their children can be to those around them. Those tensions would make it difficult for a US airline to even test child-free seating without creating controversy.
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We have all had this experience, boarding a plane to get a good window seat, finding out your favourite movies are on board, that you have a cute flight attendant and the smug satisfaction that your flight was incredibly cheap. Then out of the corner of your eye, you spot something. Of course, this may sound overdramatic, but for some passengers having a child nearby on a plane, or even worse a baby, can mean the difference between a perfect uneventful flight, or eight hours in one of the inner circles of hell. This can be from having children running up and down aisles, asking loud questions whilst the cabin sleeps or worst of all screaming out as loud as they can in the tiny space of a pressurised cabin.
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By Carla with. Featured On Board Travel Tips. In the airline industry, any passenger under the age of 16 is considered a child.
The idea that, having paid top dollar for better seating and food, their comfort should be compromised by fidgeting, chatting and even crying youngsters is enough to make some flyers blanche. Is this a problem that needs a solution? If so, one answer is adults-only services; another is adults-only sections of regular services. Carriers operating Boeing s could, for instance, easily reserve the upper-floor business-class seats for adults, keeping the mewlers and the pukers downstairs with hoi polloi. But while all travellers would agree with the appeal of a quiet flight, it's a big step to ban certain passengers from certain parts of a plane.