In the case for more child-free zones on flights, a new survey has revealed that more than half of UK travellers would like to fly with the guarantee of no children nearby.
In a survey of 1,500 UK travellers by travel agent Globehunters, 53% wanted more child-free zones on planes, and 63% of those respondents said they would be willing to pay extra to be seated in the special zone.
Some airlines have already introduced child-free zones at an extra cost. Scoot Airline’s ‘ScootinSilence’ cabins cost £9 extra, and for an additional £8.30 Air Asia passengers can reserve a seat in the ‘Quiet Zone’.
According to the survey, British travellers would be willing to pay even more than this, with 41% saying they would pay upwards of £10 for a child-free seat reservation. 25% would pay between £10 and £25, and a small but significant 16% would be so keen on the zone that they would pay over £25.
Not surprisingly, of those who usually travel with their children, only 28% were in favour of more child-free areas on planes.