Ever find yourself on a long plan ride next to a crying, screaming baby? No matter how loud you play your music, how good those noise muffling headphones are, or how deep you insert those earplugs, it may be near to impossible to muffle the noise.
We all understand that children are children and that there is only so much good parenting will do. Whether you have children of your own or not, we all look forward to sleeping on the long plane ride either to pass the time or catch up on some desperately needed sleep. While some of you may have dreamt that your airline would place bans on infants – none thought that it would be possible. That is until finally, passenger complaints have been answered and one airline has voted for peace and quiet. That’s right – you understood right – one airline is slowly placing first class bans on infants.
In recent news, Malaysia Airlines announced that they are going to deal with the crying babies head on. Currently, infants are banned in the first class cabins on their Boeing 747-400 jets. After announcing the release of their new Airbus A380, Malaysia Airlines also stated that babies will be restricted from these first class flights.
Under current airline travel restrictions, children unable to sit upright with their seat belt fastened must be carried in an FAA approved infant seat. In an effort to deal with consumer complaints, Malaysia Airlines have made bassinet available in both Business and Economy cabins only – leaving a baby-free zone for first class.