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Demand for Child-Free Flights

For many, sitting next to a screaming and kicking child is the second biggest fear of flying - particularly if that child isn't theirs. Full Story

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Bill em' for it.
October 27, 2014 4:38 pm

$800 bucks a seat for 5 hours of torture.

Kick em’ out.

to #4 #17
November 21, 2010 11:43 pm

i agree totally. and when there still at it they should add at least 2 cribs and 3 beds for the kids to sleep on

This is sad.
November 17, 2010 7:18 pm

You kow, This is really pathetic. Look, I can understand why people are complaining, but honestly, child free flights? That is really extreme. I hate to be blunt, but any adult who complains, they’re just acting like babies. Children can be fussy, obnoxious, and downright insufferable at times, but removing children from flights could be detrimental. I mean, children and babies could possibly need medical treatments in another country, and what about parents who have important events in foreign places. Should they sacrifice their events to satisfy a bunch of kvetchers? Adults, you were children once too. Think about it:… Read more »

oh come on
November 17, 2010 2:15 pm

everyone was a kid and most did the same thing kick seats and go wild

November 16, 2010 10:37 pm

so of you have an adult section- how is it you still won’t hear
the kids? chas v’shalom you as a family need to get somewhere quickly and the only way is a plane and you need to take little kids with you- ie a levaya- you should miss it and the support of your family because you had no one to leave your children with..
what have we become as a society that we cannot help out a struggling parent on a plane with a child- or children

November 15, 2010 11:15 pm

dont take a hundred screaming children on a flight halfway across the world. its JUST NOT RIGHT. or decent for that matter.

Reverse it
November 15, 2010 11:07 pm

Instead of singling out the kids, they should make a section Adult Only.

Funny Story
November 15, 2010 6:37 pm

I was flying back from Israel and sitting next to me were a large group of students. I promptly fell asleep and woke up half way through the flight. In a awed voice the student sitting next to me asked how i ever fell asleep with a whole plane of chasdishe families and their screaming kid. I felt pretty bad for everyone else but perks of a large family you are able to sleep through anything! Anyways its one thing when you go on the plane with 1 kid but dear parents who lug all 5 kids under the age… Read more »

offer your help
November 15, 2010 6:29 pm

how about the complainers offer a hand or two to those parents on the plane and help distract the crying child i have sat next to the most wonderful people who i did not have to ask them to help they just did what they saw needed and we all had a better flight because of that . so if you are one of those angles i would like to THANK YOU!

Crying child removed from plane
November 15, 2010 4:29 pm

The timing of this article is perfect. I was on a flight from Chicago to Dallas last night when the captain came back and asked a couple whose crying 2-3 year old to leave the plane. The child was crying, not screaming. I heard the flight attendant (probably 65-70) say to the pilot “I’m not listening to that for 2 hours”. Another couple and a flight attendant on standby, took their vacated seats. I thought this was just wrong. I cannot believe how intolerant we’ve become as a society. I’ve heard a man tell a young man that had adjusted… Read more »

yes for child free flights
November 15, 2010 1:53 pm

the fare for those flights should be doubled and then we shall see if they still want child free flights….

This is idiotic
November 15, 2010 12:23 pm

You were once a baby too! What if babys need to go for surgery?!?!?!?!? Chill out!

Oi vey!
November 15, 2010 5:48 am

I bless all those complainers that this should be their only tzaros in life!

November 15, 2010 5:47 am
"Young Family" flights
November 15, 2010 4:07 am

Actually not a bad idea.Pragmatically speaking,though,since the economy isn’t strong enough to fly planes with lots of empty seats on a consistent basis, maybe such flights could be arranged during peak holiday/vacation seasons. P.S. I’m a bubby who loves infants/toddlers to peices,but that doesn’t make me immune to the shattered nerves that result from having to listen to a little one unhappily shrieking for hours on end-whether they’re my family members or someone else’s. P.S. The poor, frazzled parents of these shrieking little blessings are often embarrassed to tears. I think they would only feel relieved knowing their kids aren’t… Read more »

In Australia
November 15, 2010 3:03 am

As a mother of KNH many and a bobby, I HATE FLYING NEXT TO SCREAMING KICKING KIDS.
I have flown Sydney- San Fran being kicked the whole way. I politely askedthe child to stop, I very politely asked the parents and desperately asked the flight attendant to help
The kid ignored me, the parent could not help and it was unrealistic to ask them to get off the plane mid-way.
I would love adult only areas AND I am very used to kids..

Ugh get a life
November 15, 2010 2:27 am

We were all once children many years ago, how some can forget is beyond me. On the hand, dear parents, we know how hard it is to raise little children, and we love them so very dearly. But on the other side of the spectrum, imagine a poor grouchy woman having to put up with your screaming beautiful child. so either don’t fly with your kids, put up those barriers between child free and family friendly cabins, or keep your delicious ones quiet on the loooong flight. anyone agree?

November 15, 2010 1:31 am

actually, as a mother flying with kids i wouldnt want to sit in the “family section” imagine you finally got your child settled and quiet perhaps even asleep, but then the kid in the next row starts screaming which then starts the chorus rolling again.
in any case, i find that they generally stick the families in the back of the plane together anyways. even if u reserved otehr seats. this happened to me a few times

GReat IDEA #4
November 15, 2010 12:05 am

And while they are at it…maybe child friendly flights wont demand that u keep ur 2 year old tied into the seat WHILE U ARE SITTING ON THE TARMAC WAITING TO TAKE OFF FOR OVER AN HOUR(or deplane for that matter either on a deathly hot aircraft)!!!

thanks #4
November 14, 2010 11:29 pm

I was just getting riled up when I got to your comment. Hee hee, that would be nice.

to # 12
November 14, 2010 11:28 pm

sounds like your baby sister is k”h an angel enjoy her. some kids like my 2 year old BOY never sit down they are on the go all day long i would choose to stay home if i had to fly with him

i agree with #12!!
November 14, 2010 10:33 pm

no one is holding anything personal against the kids, yet it is very uncomfortable to sit next to a crying child.

child friendly
November 14, 2010 9:55 pm

by all means make a child friendly flight i think moms will love it.

November 14, 2010 9:16 pm

MY 1-year-old (almost 2) baby sister NEVER bothers ANYBODY on the plane or bus or ANYWHERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! even when she wasn’t 1 yet, or when she just turned 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

completely agree
November 14, 2010 9:11 pm

i totally agree! theres nothing wrong with having a kid free flight. People that pay lots of money for flights shouldnt have to sit next to little children if they dont want to. No ones saying its wrong to have children on flights, only place them in seperate sections where they dont disturb older passangers or people that are traveling on buisness.

November 14, 2010 8:33 pm

pay more and fly first class where kids r usually not allowed and should not be allowed.

love the pic!!!! and totaly agrree with #4
November 14, 2010 8:32 pm
to #1
November 14, 2010 8:16 pm

notice they r still crying…..

No bulkhead for kids
November 14, 2010 8:16 pm

Some airlines have also stripped bulkhead seats from infants, they give it to higher paying adults and leave us in tiny seats with babies on our laps. What do they expect? It’s all about money.

Oh get a life,
November 14, 2010 8:15 pm

these people forget that once upon a time they were kids too. This lack of tolerance is pathetically sad.

whats wrong
November 14, 2010 8:12 pm

nobody ever said there was anything wrong with kids its just that they -rightfuly- make a lot of noise, so whats wrong if they put all families on one flight and all people that want to sleep on another flight

that would be nice
November 14, 2010 7:54 pm

Yes, they should have a family section. . . In the front with a roll of paper by every seat and crayons that come out with a push of the button. . . yeah, that would be ideal. . . and maybe a few cradles. . . oh, and a play center. . . that would be nice. . . maybe some toys. . . and then maybe these very “understanding” people wont be bothered by screaming and tantruming kids.

Bring all the animals in to live with you, then get them out.
November 14, 2010 7:42 pm

Anyone that has this issue: Be in charge a of baby for just one flight, “he’s your baby for the flight”, when he screams, kicks chairs, you gotta take care of it, it’s you kid. After that 1 time, u wouldnt mind the sound of crying being that you dont have to be the one taking care of the baby….. TRY IT!

November 14, 2010 7:16 pm

man !! what has the world come too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

that's not right
November 14, 2010 7:14 pm

it’s not our fault our kids cry, i mean, c’mon i’m sure all those ppl themselves used to cry a lot