Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 29 Jun 2013
Total posts 317
Paa it's called discussion ,you may not agree but the question was would it be possible or probable to have children free fights not banning children from flying.i for one would pay more for such a flight especially late night flights off 8 hrs or more but that's my opinion as one person .so you don't agree that's fine.
Member since 21 Dec 2012
Total posts 43
Four important words ..... Age Discrimination Act 2004
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum
Member since 07 Feb 2013
Total posts 431
If only there was a facepalm emotion!
If only there was a facepalm emoticon!
Member since 21 Apr 2012
Total posts 2,058
I agree. Maybe we should discriminate against bad parents and poor parenting skills?
I don't believe there is any legislation out there protecting poor behaviour or is there?
Don't be so stupid.
Member since 02 Jun 2014
Total posts 3
Closest thing would be Air Asia X - Quiet Zone? :) Pretty sure they only allow guests aged 10 and over in rows 7-14.
Member since 09 May 2013
Total posts 46
And that's why Etihad invented The Residence.
Member since 30 Aug 2013
Total posts 148
I think we're more likely to see child-free 'zones' in planes (i.e. the front half of Y) which makes more sense.
Member since 12 Jun 2013
Total posts 216
Or perhaps parents could just exercise greater discipline over their children.
On a recent flight I found myself in row 3 on a Virgin 737, and across the aisle was a father with his son and daughter both aged around 8-10. The father had obviously coached the two children that for the duration of the flight they were only allowed to speak in whispers, and this they did. I could see their lips moving as they whisphered to each other and their father, but I couldn't hear a word of it. Blissful! If only all parents were as good as that presumably Velocity Platinum father, we'd have no problems at all.
On the flipside, I'm encountering an increasing number of parents who think that the best way to keep their children occupied is to hand them an iPad with some noisy game or TV show plus no earphones. Parents of children presumably no longer even notice the annoying noises their children's iPads make, but the rest of us do.
Member since 17 Aug 2012
Total posts 1,285
Oh God, do not even start on the whole thing about parents handing kids iPads to shut them up so they can tune out.
Member since 13 Jan 2014
Total posts 15
Hugo, I have young kids, and second your rage over the iPad with no headphones. No-one wants to hear it! My kids always have their headphones in, and everyone is happy. Why do other parents think we want to hear their little bundles of joy play angry birds?
On another note, I was recently flying KUL-MEL in in 2A, and had to ask for the passenger in 2K to turn off mobile phone game, which I could hear over my head-phones!
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