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. http://overheadbin.nbcnews.com/_news/2011/06/28/6965575-malaysia-airlines-bans-babies-from-first-class?lite

Showbiznest: Airline Baby Ban To Be Implemented by Malaysia …

Malaysia Airlines decided to ban babies traveling in first class on their new Airbus A380 and Boeing 747-400 fleet as confirmed by MAS managing director and CEO Tengku Azmil. This action is a result of a numerous … http://www.showbiznest.com/2011/06/airline-baby-ban-to-implement-by.html

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14 Responses to Airline Baby Ban

  • 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:

    For:
    – 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.

    Against:

    – 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:

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  • Anonymous says:

    Fact Or Fiction………? A cockroach will live nine days without its head, before it starves to death.

    A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

    A pig’s orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.

    A snail can sleep for three years.

    All Polar bears are left-handed.

    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.

    An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

    Babies are born without knee caps. They don’t appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.

    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.

    Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.

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

    If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

    If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.

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

    If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.

    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.

    The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.

    The average human eats eight spiders in their lifetime at night.

    The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.

    The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.

    The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

    The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.

    The Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, has twice as many bathrooms as is necessary. When it was built in the 1940s, the state of Virginia still had segregation laws requiring separate toilet facilities for blacks and whites.

    The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.

    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

  • Mortiki says:

    Airline Baby Ban: Malaysia Airlines, What’s Your Take? I am a father and to pat myself on the back, a darn good one at that and my take is that Airline baby ban for Malaysia Airlines in first class is something i would do as well, it is a very controversial debate i am sure but i for one think it is a ballsy and a correct thing to do in first class, if you have an infant than just move back to economy, but if i am paying first class prices than i think i deserve to have some rest and relaxation. where do you all come out on this issue?

    • Curator says:

      I can’t blame an airline for wanting to do that because first class passengers pay a lot of money and a crying baby can ruin the experience. However I think very few people would bring a baby into first class anyway so it is not as though a lot of people are being affected by this. Also Malaysia Airlines is not banning babies from flying Business Class so if you have the money and want to pay for comfort, then fly Business Class.

  • 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.

  • 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?
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    • 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!
      ENOUGH!

  • 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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