There have been several surveys into travellers’ gripes on flights, one of which was children on flights. A Business Meetings & Travel show survey found that 74% of business travellers were annoyed by children on flights, suggesting sections for adults only. A similar survey by Skyscanner in 2010 found similar results with 59% wanting a ‘families only section’.
These results have not gone unheeded, with Malaysia Airlines confirming that it is to ban children from the top deck of its A380 aircraft on its London to Kuala Lumpur route. It also plans to implement the adult only sections on flights to Sydney from September.
The top deck of the aircraft holds 70 economy and 66 business class seats, passengers must now be 12 years and over to sit in this section. The airline said the decision follows many complaints from passengers regarding noisy children on flights.
What do you think to this change? Is it welcome? Or are you a parent that feels this is segregation too far? Comments below please.