No Kids Fly Zone
By Kaleel Sakakeeny
Most Americans aren’t anti-kids.
Just the ones that fly first class it seems.
A recent on line chat had a curmudgeonly majority of flyers saying kids don’t belong in first class.
Of course in my family it was never an issue, but we were a bit taken aback at the grumpiness of the “no kids allowed” crowd.
What’s bugging them?
It seems kids are cranky, cry, scream … and too many of them are not toilet trained.
The soiled diaper argument really struck a nerve with one guy (I assume he was a guy) who asked the airlines to “restrict access to first class to certain ages.”
Read: No kids allowed.
Will lawyers yell discrimination?
You bet they will.
Still, it’s a provocative idea, according to some veteran travelers.
Some flyers went to far as to suggest the airlines charge an additional 10% to guarantee a “kid free zone.”
Others insisted kids and their parents should fly in the back of the plane in designated “family sections,” turning the rear of the plane into an airborne playpen.
Interestingly, several cruise lines are now creating “quiet spaces” or adults-only sections of their ships.
Is this discrimination?
Or will some entrepreneur create a Family-only Airline where like-minded Moms, Dads and Kids can play, fly and comfort each other.
Maybe it’s s good idea.
The on line discussion was very testy with one free market flyer advocating flying only those airlines that make first class an “adult only” experience.
But what about adults who behave worse than kids?
Maybe they were badly toilet trained.
Headline: Some flyers want families banished to the back of the plane. Or fly separate planes. Can you believe it?