Child-Free Flights in the Future?
Many people go mad when they sit next to a child who is screaming in an airplane. Some travelers get nervous, not only because planes are packed and foot space is limited , but also because crying babies get on their nerves. In some cases parents don’t do anything to stop screaming , in others nothing helps to calm a child down.
Now more and more travelers are demanding child-free flights or sections reserved for families on planes. Some passengers would even pay extra money if they could avoid the crying and screaming of toddlers in the cabin.
Many parents are in favor of the suggestion as well because crying children are a stress for them too. A section for parents and their children would give families a chance to laugh, cry and talk to their children.
The airlines themselves, however, do not like this idea. They say that flying is a tough industry and they are not going to tell passengers to take another flight if they want a certain one.
There are many difficulties in family sections on planes too. How would you arrange the seating? What if parents want to sit in the back row and children up in the front? What would happen if a large family suddenly cancelled a flight? If you provide an area for families some people might then want a section for obese people, or ones only for seniors . Airlines simply can’t let that happen.
One airline official especially trained to handle children says there are things parents can do to make flying with children more stress-free. You could supply an infant with something to do during a flight or request a seat in the last row of the plane where you wouldn’t bother anyone else. In any case, it’s important to stay calm .
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