Airline Launches Kid-Free Zones

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

[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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