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I read this article, and seeing the separation from child and adults literally, it’s actually ridiculous. There are “good reasons, and bad reasons” to separate them, but it’s ridiculous whichever way the airline and reporters try to sell it. And some of the comments are shocking too: “Parents feel discriminated against, but what about those who CHOOSE not to reproduce? Why should we have to deal with others’ children?” Children aren’t always a nuisance, there needs to be this changing of the way people think: They’re people with needs, when their needs aren’t met, they’ll try to communicate that. If people are really annoyed with children, or an airline goes so far as to make an “adult only” section of a plane, we’re separating people based on whether they’re children, or adults, or adults with children, and segregation breeds intolerance. I’m against this- but read the whole thing, then decide for yourself what you think.


Wish your air travel came with a little less crying and kicking? Scoot Airlines is looking to make certain adults’ dream come true.

The Singaporean budget carrier is now offering a child-free zone, dubbed the “ScootinSilence” area, in which kids under 12 will not be allowed to sit. While the silence zone only lasts for five rows,  numbers 21 to 25, it should provide some assurance to travelers who bristle at the prospect of being seated directly behind, in front of, or, worst of all, next to a noisy child.

(MORE: Airline Replaces Built-in Entertainment Systems with iPads)

Not surprisingly, mile-high peace and quiet isn’t free of charge. Scoot is providing the ScootinSilence area as a $14 upgrade, so you’ll have to have to ask yourself whether a one time no-baby guarantee is worth the price of a pre-flight meal, or simply a reusable pair of earplugs.

Scoot is just…

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