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Child Free Airlines

london
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Child Free Airlines

Having recently endured a flight from hell, with babies screaming and uncontrollable children running up and down the aisles, I am rapidly coming to the conclusion, that if any airline were to offer child free flights, I would give them serious consideration.

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1. Re: Child Free Airlines

With you on that one!

I's also like to see more child free hotels - plus searching for "adults only" tends to throw up some dodgy results!

Sydney, Australia
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2. Re: Child Free Airlines

I totally understand, but doubt that day is going to come!

Maryland
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3. Re: Child Free Airlines

There are child-free flights, they are called "hiring a charter" :)

I guess I'm lucky, kids don't bother me on planes. Neither do drunks, large people, smelly people, or any of the other usual suspects.

I can just tell myself "this is only for X hours and it will be over" and that gets me through it. That and a good book. I've never been seriously affected by any of the aboce.

Dublin, Ireland
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4. Re: Child Free Airlines

Well we already have "over 18 only" for some screenings at Irish Cinemas.

I'm fortunate enough to never have had a "kid" problem on a long flight.

london
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5. Re: Child Free Airlines

You are very fortunate indeed then.

A few weeks back I had a child in the seat behind me kicking my seat all the way from JFK to LHR. When I politely asked him to stop, his Neandertholic mother asked me what my problem was !

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6. Re: Child Free Airlines

Usually parents are the reason, the child is just being himself..

Dublin, Ireland
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7. Re: Child Free Airlines

When asked whether he liked children, W.C. Fields replied *ah yes...boiled or fried* ....

Stanley, Falkland...
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8. Re: Child Free Airlines

Do you like children?

WC Fields... "Yes, but I couldn't eat a whole one!"

I guess kiddies are too lucrative to ban by airlines, but I know what you mean.

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9. Re: Child Free Airlines

I seem to recall this coming up before and some legal eagle suggested there were discrimination issues that could arise too.

I'm lucky to have had a small proportion of awkward child incidents on my flights, mostly related to bad parenting more than anything else though!

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10. Re: Child Free Airlines

I love it, seeing people get really irritated by kids on flights, banging on the seat backs and screaming for ages, what better way to be amused and kept occupied on a long flight, it's great, my 3 kids are experts at it.