iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — An Indian discount carrier is offering a new amenity to childless fliers: quiet.
Well, in theory. The designated “quiet-zones” on IndiGo flights are so named because they don’t allow children under 12 in rows 1 to 4 and 11 to 14. These rows include the exit rows, where children are typically not allowed to sit on any airline, and the surrounding rows.
In an email to ABC News, Aashima Verma, spokeswoman for the airline, said, “IndiGo endeavors to extend courteous and hassle free experience to all passengers (that includes both leisure and corporate travelers) who wish to fly with the airline.”
IndiGo is not the first airline to say scram to kids. In 2013, Singaporean budget carrier Scoot banned babies and kids from certain sections of their planes.
Malaysian Airlines has long denied children access to first-class and introduced an adults-only section in economy in 2012. AirAsia introduced a “Quiet Zone” to its aircraft the same year.
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