2 Aug 2012
Would you pay for child-free flights?
What’s your nightmare flight scenario? The seat kicker? The space invader? Or the screaming baby? Although I wouldn’t say I’d enjoy a flight with the latter (mine or someone else’s), I’ve always got by with ear plugs and some stress-reducing red wine. Alas neither likely to be an option in the near future…
But for a third if Britons, it seems they can’t think of anything worse and would even pay more for child-free flights. The survey by TripAdvisor found badly-behaved kids were one of the biggest causes of frustration for Brits on planes, with 22% saying children kicking the back of their seat is their pet peeve.
Another third think young children should be barred from business and first-class cabins too, according to the survey of over 2,000 people – and while the research was actually done last year, I’d guess people’s opinions won’t have changed too dramatically.
Malaysia Airlines has already proposed child-free zones on its planes so perhaps those pricy but peaceful tickets aren’t too far off.
And that’s fine by me. If Minnie and I are able to take to the skies before too long, the fewer people glowering at me each time she grizzles, the better!