Ten-hour flight: Airline introduces child-free zones on planes

Traveling with children can get on your nerves – not only for the parents, but also for those traveling with you.

Ten-hour flight: Airline introduces child-free zones on planes

Traveling with children can get on your nerves – not only for the parents, but also for those traveling with you. It can be particularly difficult on longer flights when the little ones have little space, are possibly still overtired or get scared on the plane.

It is not for nothing that there are regular confrontations between parents and other travelers who complain about the noisy or crying children. The airline Corendon is reacting to this with a child-free zone on the plane. The airline is introducing a so-called “adults-only” area on its planes. As the name suggests, only adults are allowed there, children are not allowed to travel.

Initially, the regulation only applies to the flight from Amsterdam to the Caribbean island of Curaçao, which is operated by the airline's Dutch branch. The flight takes about ten hours. The area should be in the front part of the aircraft and be separated from the rest of the passengers by curtains and walls, writes Corendon in a press release.

The airline only sees advantages in this: passengers without children would not be disturbed, business travelers could work undisturbed. At the same time, parents "do not have to worry about possible reactions from fellow passengers if their children are a bit louder or cry". The "adults-only" zone is designed to accommodate 102 passengers aged 16 and over - that's about a quarter of the total capacity of the plane. However, they have to pay extra for the flight without possible child noise: At least 45 euros are additionally due per flight.

According to "Aerotelegraph", Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia have already set up child-free zones on their flights in the past. In the end, however, the regulation did not prevail with either airline and was abolished again.

Quellen: Corendon / "Aerotelegraph"

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