Airline Baby Ban

Airline Adds 'No Kids' Section

Wed, 26 Sep 2012 07:23:08 -0700 What do airlines and travelers, for that matter have against kids? From in-flight nannies to possible fees for sitting together, it seems as if the airline industry is bent on making it harder for kids to fly. Full disclosure: I have an 11-month-old….–abc-news-travel.html

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Baby Ban Issue Coming to U.S. Airlines | InvestorPlace

Malaysia Airlines banning babies from first class; U.S. airlines might have to consider same to keep premium customers.

Another Airline Announces Another Baby Ban Jaunted (blog) | Ez …

News Sources wrote an interesting post today on. Here's a quick excerpt. Jaunted (blog). Another Airline Announces Another Baby BanJaunted (blog)"Should children be relegated to the back of the plane?" asks SFGate's The …

Another Airline Announces Another Baby Ban Jaunted (blog …

News Sources wrote an interesting post today on. Here's a quick excerpt. Jaunted (blog). Another Airline Announces Another Baby BanJaunted (blog)"Should children be relegated to the back of the plane?" asks SFGate's The …

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14 Responses to Airline Baby Ban

  • Anonymous says:

    What Do You Think Of Businesses/establishments Who Ban Children? I just saw an interesting video on Yahoo. Children and babies are being banned from businesses & establishments. One business claims that their sales have gone up by 20%. Malaysia Airlines has banned children from being in the first class section.

    Here is the video I’m referring to:

    As a mom of 3, I can certainly see both sides to this argument. The only time I really have a problem with this, is when parents bring their children to a movie that is NOT age appropriate (ie: Rated R and PG 13 movies). There are some parents who are very inconsiderate of others when, they allow their child to cry, fuss, or scream during the movie. I don’t take my kids to restaurants that aren’t family oriented or children friendly. When my husband and I go on our monthly date, we usually go to upscale restaurant. We enjoy a quiet , kid free, evening.

    I hope that you’ve seen the video. Let me hear what you have to say.

    • Curator says:

      LOL. We have a movie theater nearby that will not allow ANYONE under age 17 into a R-rated movie. And after 6 PM, no one under age 14 allowed in PG-13 movies. and parents protested! We head over there for shows, there business has gone up. The place by us in known for too many kids watching R-rated horror films. We tried an 8 PM show of Cowboys and Aliens, and the front row was filled with talking kids too young for being up so late. (there parents brought them in …. the parents went to watch a WWE fight night show in another theater room). The kids finally were booted out, we never have been back to that theater. There ARE places and activities for kids, but sadly too many parents don’t have the backbone to determine what is age-appropriate for their child to see at the movies and what is ‘socially acceptable behavior’ when out in public.

  • Kids Stink 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!!!

  • Yadav02 says:

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

    Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

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

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

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

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  • 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.

  • Would You Pay Extra To Fly On A Child And Baby-free Flight? Why haven’t airlines introduced baby and child-free flights yet?

    They are in the business of making money and I’d be willing to bet that they’d make a lot of it if such an idea was put into effect.

    Don’t get me wrong.

    I don’t think children and infants are a problem on airplanes when they are quiet and well-mannered.

    However, let’s be honest here: Some parents are so inconsiderate, lazy and self-absorbed that they don’t care if their offspring are bothering others.

    Even certain restaurants across the country have banned screaming children from their establishments and sadly, a controversy was the result.

    This is obviously a big problem if it has come to the point that a ban was needed.

    Your thoughts, please?

    • Curator says:

      Dear Crazy:

      Yes I would pay extra!

      I just returned home from a flight on “Screaming-Baby-Airlines”!
      What an Ordeal that was. I love little kids~ but babies give me a
      Massive Headache, when they Scream & Cry.

      Ban The Babies~ from my future extra-pay flights!

      I’m with YOU!

  • Should IATA Force Airlines To Devote An Area On Long Haul Flights To Passengers With Young Children? If you have ever been on a long haul flight and have sat near a crying baby or child you know that it is the worst torture possible. You have paid good money for your ticket to get to your destination in peace and for 6 plus hours a child or baby cries till you go crazy. Why doesn’t IATA seriously address such issues for the comfort of its passengers? They could either ban small children under 3 years of age of better yet devote an area of the plane (5 aisles segregated in the rear or front of the plane, to such passengers (insulated with a wall or something to keep the noise away from other passengers).

    • Curator says:

      I don’t think IATA has any jurisdiction over this matter. It’s up to the country’s air authorities, for example, the FAA in the U.S. and the C.A.A. in the U.K.

      Although many people have come up with this idea, it’s never been seriously considered by the airlines because it’s basically unworkable.

      I was a Flight Attendant during the days of smoking flights. It was endless; I asked for smoking and they didn’t give it to me. I asked for non-smoking and they put me in smoking. I’m too close to smoking. And so on it went… The only real solution was to ban smoking on ALL flights, which is exactly what they did.

      By the time you get those traveling together, seated together, and all the requests for window, aisle, near the front, in front of the door, not to mention the special handicapped seats, etc. you basically have NO wiggle room as far as creating any sort of special group seating on an aircraft.

      Many of the babies need the bassinets and those have to be at a bulkhead. On several airplanes, including the 747, these are throughout the cabin so that alone would negate any “family” section in the back of the plane. Remember that there are children in the other cabins too! They often aren’t all in economy.

      You have babies and then you have family groups, perhaps 10 or more people and there is one toddler or infant. Does this whole family go in the section? Also, how would you separate it? You could have 15 children on one flight and five on the next. It’s not like a certain number board each flight so any kind of separation would be impossible to construct.

      How would you ban children under age 3 from flying? Airlines are supposed to give up all revenue from this entire segment of the population? It’s not only the children but the parents, siblings and anyone else coming along. They already allow babies under 2 to sit on laps purely to try to attract these families to buy tickets so no airline is interested barring anyone from flying if they can help it!

      Requiring each passenger to have a seat would be a big improvement in both safety and comfort for all involved. Even though under 2 “lap” babies are not safe and are at risk if anything goes wrong, parents are determined to save money this way. Flying itself is very safe. It’s just that the large toddler who is about to turn 2 is banging your seats and having a meltdown because he feels squished and can’t get out and play…

      Parents are often told to “fly when he naps” and I’ve seen this go wrong so many times! One small delay and you have one big tantrum! I heard many times “Well, he’s usually sleeping at this time…” Children’s naptime in the afternoon coincides with when many people are flying back from business trips. Flights in the morning are more likely to be on time and children are in better humor at that time of day. This “tip” needs to be put to rest!

      Flying in business or first class could bring you more peace but there’s no guarantee. Babies are allowed in those cabins too but they are more likely to be booked in coach.

      You can also try to fly when school is in session. Babies and toddlers aren’t affected directly but they often have older siblings who are in school and the whole family is less likely to vacation at that time.

      The other solution is to book your own jet!

      Better luck in the future with this!

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