Air Asia X Creates 'Adults Only' Seating Zones
"A Malaysian airline has designated adults-only 'quiet zones' on its planes to keep passengers from being disturbed by loud babies and toddlers.
Air Asia X said its five-times-a-week flights from Australia's Gold Coast to Kuala Lumpur now have 'quiet zones' in seven rows of economy class reserved exclusively for passengers over age 12, the Brisbane (Australia) Courier-Mail reported Friday.
Tickets for the quiet zone cost an extra $15 for the 6-hour flights."
A crying infant will ruin a flight, a movie, dinner, actually any event. In a perfect world it would be legal for anyone, not just the parents, to apply duct tape to the mouth of a bawling infant.
Unfortunately, we don't live in a perfect world, and I applaud Air Asia X for doing the best they can to minimize the blight of babies who just won't shut up.
A screeching baby can be heard throughout the cabin of a plane, seven baby-free rows is a nice gesture, but it should be expanded to thirty rows of tranquility.
In fact, why not take this idea to its logical conclusion: A baby free flight!
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