Would You Pay Extra To Fly In A Child-Free Section?

14/08/2014 16:33 | Updated 22 May 2015

Guess what? Singapore-based Scoot Airlines is now offering passengers the opportunity to sit in a child-free section for an extra $14, reports Time.

Would you pay a little bit more to be away from under 12s when travelling? I would, and it's not because I hate children, don't want to be near families, am a mean cow, etc.

I just think I'd be much happier cruising at a gazillion feet if I was in an area where it's just us adults. Here's why:

1. Babies scream at take-off. Always. As a nervous flyer, this makes me certain they know something instinctively that I don't and we're all going to die (sorry, it's morbid).

2. Long flights suck and they're even worse when there's a child crying for the duration. Last year, on a flight to Singapore, I listened to a particular wee one cry loudly for about six hours. That's a long time to feel sympathetic towards a child you didn't give birth to.

3. Some parents seriously expect you to look after their kids. Once, on a flight to New York, a boy (I'd say he was about five) made it his business to punch my forearm repeatedly while laughing joyously. Sitting on the other side of him, his mother - aware of her son's method of passing the time - ignored the situation, even when I asked him to stop. When you're going on holiday as a single person, the last thing you want to do is mind someone else's kid.

What do you think - would you pay extra to sit in a child-free zone while flying? Tweet us @MyDailyUK.


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