More airlines are adding “kid free zones” to their seating plans, in an attempt to mollify customers. The latest carrier to do so is Singaporean budget carrier Scoot, which has banned babies and youngsters from certain sections of their planes.
According to ABC News, for a $14 upgrade, Scoot passengers can sit within the "ScootinSilence" area, a 41-seat cabin prohibiting anyone under the age of 12, ensuring peace and quiet. It also offers additional legroom via Super or S-T-R-E-T-C-H seats, offering 35" legroom.
Scoot isn’t the first airline to offer child-free seating — Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia have had this policy in place for a while. All the carriers participating in this are overseas airlines, but it won’t be long until one of the big US carriers implements a plan like this, as it would eliminate a lot of customer complaints.
So, do kid-free zones on planes interest you? Is it something you would pay extra for, or something that even matters to you? Feel free to share your thoughts below.
Right now there are no plans for domestic carriers to implement this policy, but there are definitely talks going on behind the scenes.