I read an interesting story online this morning on news.com.au . Upon first beginning to read this article, I immediately felt a sense of unease at the firestorm of controversy that I was sure this would unleash. But according to the author of the article, Lee Taylor, babies will only be banned from first class. They will still be allowed to travel with their parents in the business and first class sections.
Actually, I don’t think this is a bad idea, especially in this economy. Not everyone traveling in first class is doing so at company expense. Many people spend big, hard and long saved money to splurge on a first class flight, especially if it is a long flight. These passengers have an understandable expectation of the “first” or best of everything for the money they are paying. This includes looking forward to the best of comfort, leg room, food, peace and tranquility.
One comment following the article expressed that most flights offer high quality ear plugs that can help block out most of the noise of crying babies. If a passenger chooses to don ear plugs in order to listen to music, or watch a movie that’s one thing. Continue reading more