A child-free zone will soon be introduced on this European airline
Let’s face it, there’s only one thing worse than a long flight with your own restless toddler, and that’s being forced to endure the moans and groans of someone else’s kid.
All you want is an undisturbed few hours of watching TV and eating airplane food, without a screaming child kicking the back of your seat.
Well now, one airline is answering your prayers.
Corendon, a Turkish airline, is introducing ‘child-free zones’ on its route between Amsterdam and Curaçao in the Caribbean.
The first European airline to offer this type of service, 93 passengers over the age of 16 will be able to select seats at the front of cabin, which are separated from those pesky kids by dividers, such as a wall or curtains.
In a press release, Corendon said this would create ‘a shielded environment that contributes to a calm and relaxed flight,’ and has been designed for business travellers ‘who want to work in a quiet environment.’
It’ll set you back an extra €45 (about £39) one way – but that might be worth it for a bit of peace and quiet.
Corendon is following in the footsteps of airlines such as AirAsia X, which has a Quiet Zone on some of its long-haul flights, reserved for passengers aged 12 and above.
And Corendon founder Atilay Uslu says the new service will benefits both parents and child-free passengers alike.
He said the zones will ‘accommodate travellers looking for extra peace during their flight’ but it will also mean that parents ‘can enjoy the fight without worrying if their children make a little noise.’
The service will be available from November 3, and while there are currently no official plans for child-free zones on other routes, Corendon does operate several flights out of various UK airports, so watch this space.
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