Planes should have ‘child-free zones’

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  1. uggboy
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    Planes should have ‘child-free zones’

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    Flying involves voluntarily submitting yourself to sitting in close proximity to a dozen people and 100-300 fairly close neighbors for 1 to 18 hours. As humans, we know that different levels of hygiene and manners, as well as cultural differences, will make for uncomfortable situations sometimes.

    Maybe it's just me, but I think a mature adult should just "deal with it". If you don't know how to tune these situations out, I'm not sure how you get by every day.

    Just my opinion.
     
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    Ditto +1
     
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    It's a matter of preferences that are perfectly valid.

    A while ago folks would have told nonsmokers to "just deal with it" when forced to sit next to someone who is smoking.
     
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    Doesn't this type of article show up about every 3 to 4 months. Seems like it is a well known fact that many business travelers and those without kids want a kid free zone on the airplanes. And conversely, people who often travel with kids want no such limitations.

    Why not make certain flights kid free. (and charge slightly{very slightly}more).

    Make the early morning flights and those in the evening child free. Say 6-8AM and 6-8PM. All others would be open to kids.
    I would also expect that FAs would bid for the kid free flights and possibly would be happier on those kid free flights.
     
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    A hermetically sealed compartment works as well :rolleyes:
     
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    That's true! But I think kids are a constant, not a variable. :)
     
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    Some smokers may disagree.
     
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    Indeed. :eek:

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