Jodi - posted on 04/04/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
I know we have discussed this before, areas on planes where there should be no children. Well, it has happened. It was probably only a matter of time. Thoughts? Is this a pre-cursor to banning families from some flights altogether? Is discrimination against babies and children on planes (and maybe other forms of transport) the way of the future? Should it only be long haul flights? Lots of things to think about there :)
FIRST it banned babies from first class, and now Malaysia Airlines has declared a child-free zone on its Airbus A380s.
The child ban applies to the upper deck economy section of its jets, restricting children to the lower deck, Australian Business Traveller reports.
The move was revealed in an advisory issued to travel agents which stated that children under 12 would be banned from the section on its new superjumbo, which is set to make its debut on July 1.
It hopes that the adults-only cabin will ensure a more enjoyable flight for business travellers who have to fly in economy.
According to an airline memo sent to South Korean travel site Topasweb: "(the booking system) is currently being developed so that, when customer has (a child or infant booking), seats on upper deck will automatically be excluded from selection.
"Please make your seat selection at lower level if you are travelling with children under 12 years old."
The airline banned babies from its first class section on its A380 and 747-400 fleet last year after receiving a number of complains about crying infants.
Its first flight will be between Kuala Lumpur and London, with a Sydney-Kuala Lumpur flight on September 25.