Airline Baby Ban

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Malaysia Airlines bans babies from first class – Overhead Bin

WHEC An international airline has banned infants from first class on its Boeing 747-400 jets.

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  • Anonymous says:

    Should Children And/or Babies Be Banned In First Class Or In The Premium Sections Of An Airliner? For those of you that travel in First Class and value it for privacy, service and comfort; you’ve probably heard of the Malaysia Airlines’ Baby Ban in the First Class area.

    Those people who travel in First Class (esp. on an Ultra-Long Haul flight), have paid top dollar (some flights can run a seat for as high as over US $30K) for all that luxury and privacy; and many of them get really agitated when they hear a baby crying in the middle of the flight or maybe a small child whining. This really is a very debative topic for me and was wondering what your views would be if any additional airlines we’re to ban under 12-15 year olds in the First Class section?

    Also, do you think that airlines should extend this no-child policy to Business Class as well?

    Here are my views on this:

    – Peace & Quiet in these sections that offer privacy, comfort and services.
    – More attentive and personalized services for me and the fellow flyers in that section.
    – No rowdiness.


    – Angry Families will protest.
    – Airlines will lose quick profit, since many of them depend on the front of the plane for additional income.
    – Violation of Human Rights.
    In the for section, would like to add that if there are bassinets in the First Class area along with baby-change tables in the First Class Toilets, they can at least eliminate them (saving costs). In those sections, those baby facilities really only gets used in less than a blue-moon.

    • Curator says:

      I flew with my baby daughter from Australia to the UK about 18 years ago. Who should sit right behind me but a loud mouth yank. As soon as he spotted my daughter he made comments that babies should not be allowed to fly. My daughter was a very good sleeper and never made a noise, she slept all the way through.. When we arrived in London I asked this brain dead individual what hell problem was and he ran off.
      I hope you never have a child with your attitude, you are not parent material.

  • Anonymous says:

    Do You Agree With Malaysia Airlines Ban On Babies In First Class? They recently banned all babies from first class. Do you agree with this ban?

    I do and I would support them even more if they completely banned babies. I hate hearing screaming babies on planes especially long international flights.

  • The No-kids-allowed Movement Is Spreading To Hotels, Theaters, Restaurants, And Even Grocery Stores?? What’s the matter with kids today and why doesn’t anyone want them around? In June, Malaysia Airlines banned babies from many of their first class cabins, prompting other major airlines to consider similar policies.

    Lately, complaints about screaming kids are being taken seriously, not only by airlines, but by hotels, movie theaters, restaurants, and even grocery stores.

    Earlier this month, McDain’s, a Pittsburgh area restaurant that banned kids under 6 became a mascot for the no-kids-zone movement.

    According to a Pittsburgh local news poll, more than half of area residents were in favor of the ban. And now big business is paying attention.

    “Brat bans could well be the next frontier in destination and leisure-product marketing,” writes Robert Klara in an article on the child-free trend in AdWeek.

    Klara points to, a travel website for kid-free vacations, with a massive list of yoga retreats, luxury resorts and bargain hotels around the world that ban children.

    “Call me a grinch, a misanthrope, a DINK (dual-income-no-kids), or the anti-cute-police, but I hate (hate a thousand times over) ill-behaved children/infants/screaming banshees in upscale restaurants (ok, anywhere, really, but I don’t want any death threats),” writes Charlotte Savino on Travel and Leisure’s blog. She lists a slew of a popular destination restaurants with kid-free areas and policies for travelers looking for quiet vacation dining.

    What do you think about the ban on brats????

    Is this Age Discrimination???

    Add Stars!!!!

    • Curator says:

      I think it’s great the no kids movement is spreading! i can’t stand kids who have a temper tantrum in movie theaters and restaurants. how rude and obnoxious to subject other people to their kids screaming. do us a favor and leave them home!!!

  • Anonymous says:

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    A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

    A pig’s orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.

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    All Polar bears are left-handed.

    American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.

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    Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

    Butterflies taste with their feet.

    Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, dogs only have about ten.

    Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn’t wear pants.

    Elephants are the only animals that can’t jump.

    Every time you lick a stamp, you’re consuming 1/10 of a calorie.

    February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.

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    I am. is the shortest complete sentence in the English language

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    If you keep a goldfish in a dark room, it will eventually turn white.

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    In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.

    In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

    It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

    More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes.

    No word in the English language rhymes with month

    On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.

    Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

    Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

    Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do

    Some lions mate over 50 times a day.

    Starfish haven’t got brains.

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    The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.

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    The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

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    The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue..

    There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.

    TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of the keyboard.

    Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

    You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath

  • Anonymous says:

    What Do You Think About Malaysia Airlines Banning Babies From First Class? People in first class are complaining of the babies crying and whatever. Some people think babies and children should be banned all together from flying. What is your take on this?

    • Curator says:

      If you have paid a lot of money for a ticket, it is understandable that you don’t want to hear a baby crying on the entire flight. It can ruin the experience. However very few people with babies fly in first class so the ban should not affect a lot of people.

      As for babies or children not being allowed to fly all together, I think that is wrong. A lot of families would not fly if that was the case. A better idea may be to have babies and children sitting together in a designated section. However this is not something the airlines can force a passenger to do but the idea has been proposed.

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