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Airline introduces child-free zones

Airline introduces child-free zones

We’re used to quiet zones on trains, now IndiGo has introduced quiet zones on all of its flights and banned children from being in them ‘for the comfort and convenience’ of passengers!

The new zones are clearly aimed at anyone worried they’ll be stuck for seven hours with a screaming baby. Mind you, you’ll have to pay extra for the privilege (Shock!). As the Metro reports, the Indian airline has brought in the measure for its premium seats and has banned children under 12 from sitting in them! As you’d expect, this idea has divided opinion. There are countless people celebrating the news on the web, citing incidents of banged seats and incessant screaming while up in the skies. However, others believe it’s discrimination against children and their right to explore their environment. After all, we were all children once.

An Indigo spokesman is quoted as saying in a statement: “Keeping in mind the comfort and convenience of all passengers, row numbers one to four and 11 to 14 are generally kept as a Quiet Zone on IndiGo flights. These zones have been created for business travellers who prefer to use the quiet time to do their work.”

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