Airline Launches Kid-Free Zones

by Nate Wooley | February 4, 2013 1:20 pm

Airline Launches Kid-Free Zones

dreamliner 787 interior Airline Launches Kid Free Zones[1]Starting this week, an airline in Asia is banning kids under 12 from a section of its airplanes.

The airline, AirAsia X, instituted the rule for its flights to China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Nepal and Australia, reports CNN[2]. On the flights, children can’t be seated in the first seven rows of the economy class section.

Air Asia X is the long flight division of AirAsia. AirAsia X CEO Azran Osman-Rani says the new section — walled off from the rest of the economy class by bulkheads and lavatories – will be a “heavenly package for those who want peace of mind.”

The new section, dubbed “The Quiet Zone,” doesn’t come free, though. Passengers wishing to enjoy it must pay a premium fee of between $11 or $35.50 per seat for the privilege — the standard AirAsia X fee for selecting a specific seat.

Children won’t be banned from flights, however. In fact, the airline is adding bassinets to the kid-friendly sections of the economy class to accommodate its smallest passengers.

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Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/dreamliner-787-interior.jpg
  2. reports CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/04/travel/kid-free-airplane-zones/index.html
  3. Southwest to Charge Early Boarding Fee: http://investorplace.com/2013/01/southwest-to-charge-early-boarding-fee/
  4. American Airlines Reveals New Look: http://investorplace.com/2013/01/american-airlines-reveals-new-look/
  5. American and Alaska Airlines Expand Partnership: http://investorplace.com/2013/02/american-and-alaska-airlines-expand-partnership/

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