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Airlines Offering 'Child-Free Zones' on Planes

If you're one of those folks who always gets the seat next to a crying baby on an airline flight, this story may seem too good to be true.

Scoot Airlines is offering 41 seats in a new airline cabin that forbids any children under the age of 12. The “Scoot in Silence” cabin costs an extra $18, but that may be a small price to pay on a long flight.

In addition being "child free," this special cabin comes with 35-inch wide seats and 4 more inches of leg room than economy class, notes The Telegraph.

Scoot Airlines, the budget flight of Singapore Airlines, is not the only airline banning children in certain areas of their planes.

Air Asia X banned kids under the age of 12 from their first seven economy class rows back in February. Sadly, those flights only travel to China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Australia and Nepal.

Malaysian Airlines banned babies from first-class cabins on its “super jumbo” aircrafts and Boeing 747s in 2012.

According to a poll by in July, airline passengers voted "children kicking and banging the back of your seat" and "unruly or crying children" to be worse than drunk passengers, rude flight crews, overly-chatty people, poor in-flight meals and paying more than other people for the same flight.

Sources: The Telegraph and


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