do you think it possible/probable that airlines could have children free flights especially on night flights.

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Merc25

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 29 Jun 2013

Total posts 317

do you think it possible/probable that airlines could have children free flights especially on night flights.by children i mean under 12

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

No but it is possible to fall all business-class flights, which presumably would price young families out.

But of course that is not guaranteed, particularly for offensively rich families or for families who come from for tax jurisdictions, which do not apply a means test for family tax credits, thereby increasing the chances that these families can afford business class fares for their brood :p

Gian

VA Platinum

Member since 26 Mar 2014

Total posts 88

I don't know about you guys but I seem to have this horrible habit of attracting kids in J when I fly. So none of you should ever fly with me. :P Or maybe I attract offensively rich families? :)

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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I reckon it's the latter ;)

hutch

Member since 07 Oct 2012

Total posts 761

Noted. Can you please list all your future flights in J? :-)

obanpointer

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Member since 08 Jun 2014

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I am not "offensively rich" but do fly my brood business class, usually using points. My kids are well behaved and are the first to sleep and last to wake overnight ( aged 2 and 5). In my experience is is more often the under 2's who cause the issue and they don't have to pay for their bassinette. I also resent the looks and stares I get when loading my brood into the business cabin, particularly on the last SIN-MEL flight in QF, most of which were from the crew who trreated my kids as second class to everyone else in the J cabin ( my daughter wasn't allowed a vanity kit the same as mums as they would run out for the adult female guests!). If you have a j class ticket you should be treated the same as the rest in business regardless of age ( sex, colour, disability, nationality or any other discriminatory term). If you want to guarantee a child free flight perhaps you need to start saving for that gulfstream?

ExLibris76

Member since 09 Jul 2012

Total posts 19

I used to sometimes take my little sister with me in business class, including QF. She was always hugely disinterested in the proferred amenity kits (Bulgari, Givenchy etc). But her face would just light up whenever a FA offered her a colouring book and pencils and occasionally a small glass of milk........what a strange little sister I have!

lind26

Member since 24 Apr 2014

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Hear hear

LondonAussie

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 12 Jul 2014

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I would be taking the names of the FA / Bursar and writing a letter of complaint. FF points or $$$, you pay for J, you get everything you are entitled too. ITs not as if your Daughter is going to ask for a bucket load of booze.

I am a QF supporter, but that is just wrong. They should carry enough vanity kits for every seat.

Merc25

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 29 Jun 2013

Total posts 317

i think one airline has kids free in 1st class.iam guessing Malaysian Airlines.correct me if i'm wrong

Hugo

Member since 12 Jun 2013

Total posts 216

Hey, I wish I could get rid of everyone who annoys me from my general vicinity too. Unfortunately that's unlikely to happen.

abudhabi1

Thai Airways International - Royal Orchid Plus

Member since 15 Jan 2013

Total posts 65

It would be nice but won't happen.I guess between Singapore and Australia If I fly Singapore Airlines and I am from Adelaide will have to look for the days they have the 8:30am services on the way home.

undertheradar Banned

Member since 28 Oct 2011

Total posts 234

it's called public transport for a reason....so if you require a 'child free' environment/cabin...i suggest you book the whole cabin you choose to fly in...or fly private jet...then you will have complete control over your 'requirements'... and by the way...'childish' behaviour isn't restricted by age!! ;)

Merc25

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 29 Jun 2013

Total posts 317

Maybe there should be a children zone on the plane where families could be seated .once again for flights after 10 pm 

paa

Member since 21 Dec 2012

Total posts 43

Why do people keep trotting out this embarisingly self centred discussion topic.

Children are passengers. Get over it.

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