Sounds like Malaysia Airlines, which already banned kids from some first class sections, is now making a kid-free, upper deck business section on some flights as well.
It drives me absolutely bananas to be on a flight with my kid, making sure she’s well behaved, not kicking the seats, generally not screaming or shouting or bothering other people too much, and there’s some jerko family behind us letting their kids, about the same age, pull on the seats, shout, kick, you name it. The parents uniformly smile and shrug, as if to say, “Kids. What can you do?”
And I’m always thinking, “Not that.”
I can forgive a lot — kids are, after all, crazy and hellbent on destroying us all — but doing absolutely nothing is not cool. It gives all parents a bad name and makes flying even worse than it already can be.
This happens on a bizarrely regular basis, enough so that I think airlines already have kid zones and kid-free zones — just unspoken. Maybe it’s actually spoken, I don’t know, but it feels like the last three or four flights I’ve been on all the families with kids have been grouped together.
So I read about these kid-free zones and even as a forgiving parent, someone who understands that it’s difficult to make these little monsters chill out for five hours, and I think, Sign. me. up!
How about you?
Mike Adamick writes at Cry It Out! and enjoys shaking his fist.
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