A recent survey showed that many business class travelers would like major airlines to offer adult only flights – meaning no children allowed, not meaning a 747 full of people angling to get in the Mile High Club.
Dave Richardson, a journalist, is pushing airlines like British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Emirates to look into the results of the study and take action. He likes the idea of separating families to their own zone of the plane or creating “quiet cabins” for travelers without children. This idea is already in place in some trains in the US and UK.
According to the Daily Mail, Virgin Atlantic has no plans to segregate people with children on their flights. Former director of that airline, Paul Charles said it would be a mistake.
Frank Barrett, The Mail on Sunday’s travel editor, also said it wouldn’t be a good idea to isolate or remove families. He claimed it would be unethical and would be a “dangerous step” that could lead to banning other groups of passengers.
The survey showed that 75% of business class passengers were bothered by children while 15% said they wished business class and economy class were more seperated. 18% were upset that economy class passengers can sometimes be upgraded to business class for free.
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