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Should airlines offer a child-free section on their planes?

Should airlines offer a child-free section on their planes?

Budget airline IndiGo is banning under 12s from eight rows of seats, prompting parents’ fears that other airlines may do the same.

The Indian budget airline, which flies to 40 destinations, said “Keeping in mind the comfort and convenience of all passengers, rows one to four and 11 to 14 are to be kept as a quiet zone.” Do you think this is fair statement?

Kids will also be barred from rows containing emergency exits as well as those with extra legroom.

Airlines Virgin and British Ariways both ruled out banning kids from parts of their planes is claimed to be “family friendly”.

Rob Law, the inventor of children’s ride-on suitcases, Trunkie said ‘12 year olds don’t cause a lot of grief’. Which in our eyes, is very true! What harm does a 12 year old cause, the most they do is listen to music or play games on their smartphone.

The UKMums.tv team believes there are lots of alternatives to make flying pleasant for all passengers. To keep your children occupied whilst on a flight, plan ahead with: small toys, easy age appropriate games, snacks and child friendly electronics.

We admit, even as parents, a screaming child in a confined space is never ideal but perhaps it’s a case of ‘put up and shut up’ rather than segregating people and families.

What do you think? Do you think that airlines should offer a child-free section on their planes or just keep it how it is? Share your thoughts with us on Twitter @UKMumstv

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