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Adult only flights could become reality
February 2nd, 2011 by elisa

A time for a quiet flight? Picture by Flickr User jaypen_gAn industry wide survey for the Business Travel & Meetings Show taking place in London next week has shown that a huge 74% of all business class travellers are annoyed by children on flights. The results are similar to those found by Skyscanner which conducted a similar survey earlier in 2010.

Suggestions have been made that there should be adult only flights, or quiet zones similar to those on trains to help manage the problem.

Business travel writer Dave Richardson said: ‘Introducing an adults-only cabin or service is a good idea and it would work well on high-frequency routes so that families could be accommodated on other services. On long-haul routes, I might look to more innovative airlines such as Virgin Atlantic, Emirates or Etihad to consider taking this on board.’

Children on flights were not the only annoyance for some passengers, 18% said that they were annoyed to see those in economy class get a free upgrade when they have paid full price. A further 15% wanted more privacy from the economy class section.

What are your gripes on flights? Would you want adult only or adult zones on flights? How about parents who take children on flights, do you feel that this would be discriminatory? Please comment below!


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