An airline has managed to make a lot of people’s dreams come true and seriously anger a lot of others – all in one fell swoop. They’re introducing child-free zones on their planes. Indian budget carrier IndiGo has adopted a ‘quiet zone’ policy for its premium seats, meaning that children under the age of 12 aren’t allowed to sit in those areas.
IndiGo said in a statement:
“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. These zones have been created for business travellers who prefer to use the quiet time to do their work.”
On top of that, under the new policy, children are not allowed to sit in rows one, 12 and 13, where the emergency exits are found, as well as additional leg room. Some people have called the policy discriminatory, saying families should be able to sit wherever they want. But some fliers say it’s an idea they can get behind.
Singapore airline Scoot, Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia X have all introduced some form of banning kids under the age of 12 from certain rows.