child free zones
There are currently a small number of airlines offering child free zones on board:
IndiGo flights have a section of the aircraft where under 12s are banned from sitting. This ‘Quiet Zone’ is rows 1-4 and rows 11-14. Children are also not allowed on rows that contain emergency exits and those with extra legroom.
Air Asia X
In 2013, Air Asia X introduced a quiet zone at the front part of the economy class, where passengers aged 12 and over can travel away from children and have a more peaceful flight. There are 63 seats available and are situated in the first 7 rows of economy class. The area is separated from the rest of the cabin by use of dividers, galleys and toilets. Air Asia X’s quiet zone seats come at an extra cost - when booking please make sure that you consult with one of the members of our customer service team with regards to seat selection.
Malaysia Airlines introduced a child free cabin on all flights with the Airbus A380 aircraft in 2012. This exclusion applies to the upper deck, and ensures that travellers under the age of 12 are not present in this area of 68 economy seats and 64 business class seats. Alongside this, babies are not allowed in the first class cabin of the A380s, alongside the first class section of Malaysia Airlines Boeing 747 aircraft. It must be noted that the upper deck economy cabin on the A380 aircraft do have 3 bassinets, and that the priority on flights would be for families, children and infants - if the main deck is full, then families with babies or children will be allowed in the upper deck.
Scoot currently offer the opportunity for travellers to pay extra to be sat away from a child. Scoot Airlines offer the ScootinSilence option - a quiet zone on the aircraft, situated between business class and economy class. This quiet zone is for passengers aged 12 and above to sit in one of 33 seats in ScootinSilence. Passengers also get off of the plane ahead of economy class passengers, which is an additional benefit.