October 8, 2017

Should Airplanes Offer Childfree Zones? (NJ.com)

Should Airplanes Offer Childfree Zones? (Source: NJ.com)

Should Airplanes Offer Childfree Zones? (Source: NJ.com)

When budget air carrier IndiGo announced it would now offer child-free Quiet Zones on its flights, many criticized the move as discriminatory towards kids. No U.S. carrier has made the change — but should they? Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, and Scoot Airlines have all added adults-only spaces on their flights. In a 2014 Trip Advisor survey, 42 percent of respondents said would pay to sit in a child-free section. But even if there is demand for child free zones, are they unfair to families? (Source: Should planes have child-free zones? | NJ.com)