One airline plans to search out out if solitude-seeking travelers can pay a hefty extra charge to avoid sitting near babies and little kids.
Corendon Airlines says that it’s going to sell an adults-only zone — nobody under 16 — on flights between Amsterdam and Curacao starting in November.
The Turkish carrier says people traveling without children will get quiet surroundings, and fogeys won’t need to worry that their crying or fidgeting kids will annoy fellow passengers.
Corendon announced last week that it’s going to put aside 93 regular seats and nine extra-legroom seats within the adult zone within the front of its Airbus A350 jets, which have 432 seats in all. A wall or curtain will separate the section from the wailing masses farther back.
The airline said on its website that it’s going to charge passengers an additional reservation fee of 45 euros ($49) for the no-kids zone, rising to 100 euros ($109) for one in all the extra-legroom seats.
To reply your next query, a flight from Amsterdam to Curacao normally takes about 10 hours.
The airline said on its website that it’s going to charge passengers an additional reservation fee of $49 for the no-kids zone, rising to $109 for one in all the extra-legroom seats.Fabrizio Gandolfo / SOPA Images/Sipa USA
Brett Snyder, who runs a travel agency and writes the Cranky Flier blog, said Tuesday that there could possibly be demand for adult seats.
“For a heavy leisure airline like Corendon, which might be filled with families with little kids, I can see the appeal for somebody traveling without kids to pay extra to be away from them to have more peace and quiet,” Snyder said.
On the other hand, he added, people at the back of the adult zone might still hear crying, “so it’s just like the old days once you were within the last row of the non-smoking section but could still taste that smoke.”
Corendon isn’t the primary airline to try a piece with no babies.
Brett Snyder, who runs a travel agency and writes the Cranky Flier blog, said Tuesday that there could possibly be demand for adult seats.AP
Scoot, a low-cost airline based in Singapore, sells a piece where passengers should be a minimum of 12.
Back in 2012, Malaysia Airlines announced it might not allow anyone under 12 in a 70-seat economy section on the upper deck of its Airbus A380 jets. The airline later retreated, saying that if there have been too many families with children and infants to slot in the lower deck, it might find room for them within the adult economy section upstairs.