Corendon airline is introducing a child-free zone on its international flight between Amsterdam and Curacao.
Travelers who stress over crying babies during a flight might find some peace thanks to an airline company that's launching an "adult-only" zone. The Turkish-Dutch airline Corendon has announced the creation of a child-free zone on some of their flights, which will be ideal for business class travelers and childless passengers.
The section will be cordoned off with walls and curtains and cost $48. Customers can also get nine XL seats with extra leg rooms costing $108. More than 100 seats on the flight will be exclusively for passengers above 16 years of age, reports Mashable. “This zone in the aircraft is intended for passengers traveling without children and for business travelers who want to work in a quiet environment,” Corendon said in a press release. “At the same time, the introduction of the Only Adult zone also has a positive effect for parents with children. They don’t have to worry as much about possible reactions from fellow passengers if their child is a bit busier or cries.” The Only Adult zone will be in the front section of the flight.
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The flights will roll out between Amsterdam and Curaçao starting in November. "On board our flights, we always strive to respond to the different needs of our customers. We are also the first Dutch airline to introduce the Only Adult zone because we cater trying to appeal to travelers looking for some extra peace of mind during their flight. We also believe this can have a positive effect on parents traveling with small children. They can enjoy the flight without worrying if their children make more noise," Atilay Uslu, founder of Corendon, said in a statement.
Other airlines like Singaporean low-budget Scoot airline also have similar seating arrangements called Scoot-in-Silence cabins, where passengers need to be over the age of 12. Passengers can also pay an extra $12 to make sure that children under 12 would not be seated in your section of the plane.
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Many netizens are on board with the idea, hoping more airlines adopt the initiative. @Joshua__DM tweeted, "Every airline should adopt this! I would pay the extra money every single time to sit in an adult-only section. Also, children should be banned on red-eye flights. Everyone on that flight is just trying to sleep and no one needs to hear a kid scream."
Every airline should adopt this!— JDM (@Joshua__DM) August 28, 2023
I would pay the extra money every single time to sit an in an adult only section.
Also children should be banned on red eye flights. Everyone on that flight is just trying to sleep and no one needs to hear a kid scream. pic.twitter.com/nE8yrkMKfX
@sullysweg added, "I would honestly pay extra to be on adult-only flights. I understand kids cry but usually whenever I fly, the kid is crying the entire flight... despite wearing headphones." @MsDecember pointed out, "They have adult-only resorts, parties, weddings, so flights shouldn’t be an issue," while @2A4MeAndYou noted how noisy kids can ruin a flight, "I could have used this on a 13-hour overnight flight back from Sao Paulo, where a kid screamed for 12 hours straight." Others said that they didn't want to pay the extra cash when they could just bring their headphones on the flight. @Quinnlajay tweeted, "Adults-only flights… I mean I guess. If people want to pay that upcharge. A crying kid on a flight when I have AirPods doesn’t bother me at all."