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Published:February 9th, 2013 10:10 EST

Airline Creates Baby-Free Seating Zones

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A Malaysian airline has designated adults-only "quiet zones` on its planes to keep passengers from being disturbed by loud babies and toddlers.

Air Asia X said its five-times-a-week flights from Australia`s Gold Coast to Kuala Lumpur now have  `quiet zones` in seven rows of economy class reserved exclusively for passengers over age 12, the Brisbane (Australia) Courier-Mail reported Friday.


Tickets for the quiet zone cost an extra $15 for the 6-hour flights."


A crying infant will ruin a flight, a movie, dinner, actually any event. In a perfect world it would be legal for anyone, not just the parents, to apply duct tape to the mouth of a bawling infant.

Unfortunately, we don`t live in a perfect world, and I applaud Air Asia X for doing the best they can to minimize the blight of babies who just won`t shut up.

A screeching baby can be heard throughout the cabin of a plane, seven baby-free rows is a nice gesture, but it should be expanded to thirty rows of tranquility.

In fact, why not take this idea to its logical conclusion: A baby free flight! I would be willing to pay an extra $500 for a baby free flight.

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