27/08/2013 12:08 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Airline Introduces Quiet Zone Seats - Under 12s Banned


A budget airline is offering passengers the chance to upgrade to a child-free area of the plane for £10.

Scoot, part of Singapore Airlines, has designated 'quiet zones' on their flights, where under 12s are banned.

They say their 'ScootinSilence' cabin allows passengers to travel 'in peace and quiet' for just S$18 more.

The carrier - which flies to Sydney and the Gold Coast from Singapore - has given over the first seven rows of its economy-class section as a child-free zone. The ScootinSilence area boasts 41 seats, all with four inches more leg-room than standard economy.

The Mail reports that Scoot's CEO Campbell Wilson said the airline was 'all about fun, value and empowerment to choose', and that there was still plenty of room for families on their planes.

"No offence to our young guests or those travelling with them - you still have the rest of the aircraft," he said.

Back in February, AirAsia X also banned babies from parts of its aircrafts, while Malaysia Airlines outlawed infants from first-class cabins in its Airbus A380 superjumbos and its Boeing 747 first-class cabins after noise complaints from other passengers.

What do you think? A good idea - no one wants to fly with children? Or treating families like second class citizens?

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