How to avoid crying babies on flights
You’re excited. You’ve just boarded a plane to start your vagabonding journey. Then it happens: a baby starts crying. Sometimes it gets worse: other babies start crying too. What was going to be a relaxing flight has turned into a scream-fest. If you don’t have noise-cancelling headphone on hand, what can you do?
Air Asia X has approached this problem by creating a Quiet Zone on its long-haul planes. Starting February 2012, the first seven rows in economy class will be reserved for guests age 12 and above. The nice thing is that there is no extra charge for this preferential seating.
Would you prefer airlines to go further, say having an entire class that’s for adults only or flights that are child-free? Worth an extra fee? If you have horror stories, how did you deal with this? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.