Gonzalo From Chile, joined Aug 2005, 1992 posts, RR: 2 Posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2262 times:
In a move similar to Malasya's "child free" cabin for the upper deck of its A380, now Air Asia X is offering a similar product with a section of the aircraft where no kids ( and no screaming / crying babies ) will be allowed. Probably a decision that some people could find "discriminatory", but hey, they did a research, and 80 % ( wow !!!... 80 % !!! ) of the people answered they would pay extra for this product. Funny thing, customers fight toe and nail against a 2 bucks fee for overweight on luggage or high priced fuel, but there is no problem to pay extra to get away from the kids http://www.airlinetrends.com/2012/09/02/airasiax-kids-free-quiet-zone/
N809FR From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 182 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2204 times:
Nothing makes a flight more unpleasant than listening to kids screaming throughout. Or children running up and down the aisle, with their parents who are all too enamored to tell the kids to sit down and shut up. I would pay extra to require all children be placed in overhead bins if that weren't so thoroughly illegal.
Gonzalo From Chile, joined Aug 2005, 1992 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2155 times:
Quoting N809FR (Reply 1): I would pay extra to require all children be placed in overhead bins if that weren't so thoroughly illegal.
LOL !!! You are going a little so far, don't you think ?
But yes, I'm too in that 80 % of people who happily want to pay extra for the peace...I had my good dose ( or maybe overdose ) of children doing scandals all over the place. Frankly, I think the parents of those kids, who are not aware ( or doesn't care ) how disturbing can be the kids running and screaming all over the place, should pay a good extra fee for bad behavior, and pay proportionally to the time of flight and number of other passengers suffering the pain of having them on board.
PS : I love kids, but I'm flying since I was 2 y.o., and my parents always did everything to avoid disturbing other people in the flight. As an adult OTOH, I had to deal with 5 - 6 y.o. beauties kicking the back of my seat one hour before asking the mother to "Please control your child" ...so yes, I blame the parents, but I choose to stay away from the kids...
bwest From Belgium, joined Jul 2006, 1377 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2077 times:
You can't blame the kids, it's the parents fault who apparently think educating their child is not really something they ought a do or that traveling with crying infants isn't a smart thing to do. Yes, I know there are times you have to travel, but going on a purely leisure trip with a screaming infant is just inconsiderate I think.
MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4353 posts, RR: 35
Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2020 times:
I am all for it. But it will open up a source of conflicts. They have mostly A-320s, say they reserve the last half for families, the people who pay more to fly in the front half, can they ask their surcharge back when the kids in the back are particularly noisy and still noone can sleep? Or if kids in the front row of their section are kicking in the last row of the quiet section?
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
My fault !!!! Is not Air Asia. Is Air Asia X, so the fleet is A330 only ( with A350 orders ).
In the article there is a lay out of the cabin, but I'm not so sure if that lay out belongs to the Air Asia X A330 or the Malaysia A380 ( I think is the latter ).