Sunday, February 04, 2007

Can It Be? Danish Travel Company Introduces Childfree Section On Planes

Child free Flights from Scandinavia to Thailand
Danish travel agency Star Tour will soon offer Scandinavian charter tourists new child-free sections on their flights to and from Thailand or Malaysia.
If this turns out to be a trend, I will be one happy traveler. Also of note is the spokesperson's claim that this will benefit parents, since they won't have to worry as much about shushing their kids. If this reasoning makes childfree sections easier to swallow, I'm all for touting it as well.

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1 comment:

reese-s said...

I wanted to first tell how thankful I am to have found your blog. Wow--it's already given me a lot of peace of mind. Thank you.

Second, I think this airline's strategy is great. I would completely support and even pay extra for an airline with an 'adult's only' section or 'adult's only' flights.

third, I thought I'd share a little tip for other childfree folks on international travel strategies. Many airlines seat families with children in the 'bulkhead' areas (where there is extra legroom). We frequently fly Malaysia Airlines, and I've noticed they try to group most kids together in similar areas. One way to effectively get away from most families and children is to secure seats at the very back of the aircraft. On some international, long-haul flights, you will find a special '2 seat' row in the very back and can often prebook these seats. We've done so on every trip from Malaysia to Los Angeles and back and each time has been very quiet and great for sleeping. The children were many many rows up ahead.