Indian carrier IndiGo Airlines is testing a policy of child-free zones on its flights to keep ‘noisy’ kids from bothering adult passengers.
In September, IndiGo announced it was designating rows 1-4 and 11-14 as “quiet zones” for anyone over the age of 12.
The rows, including the exit row, reportedly have more leg room and more comfortable seats but come at an extra cost.
“The policy is discrimatory. It means that you cannot ask for more leg space while travelling with your children,” a passenger complained to the Hindustan Times.
However, child-free zones are not a new thing. In 2013 Scoot became the second Asian airline to introduce a child-free zone.
AirAsia’s fellow Malyasian carrier, Malaysia Airlines, has long banned infants from travelling in first class on its planes after complaints from big-spending passengers who were unable to sleep due to crying babies.
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