IndiGo makes crying kids a no-go in certain flight areas

One airline is working to accommodate passengers who often find themselves sitting next to loud children. Here’s how—and how consumers are responding.

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Another airline is joining the ranks of creating child-free zones on flights.

IndiGo—an India-based domestic budget carrier—joins Air Asia, Malaysia Airlines and Scoot Airlines in creating a policy that bans children from certain areas of the aircraft. The policy stipulates that seats cannot be sold to travelers younger than 12 in rows 1-4 and 11-14.

“These zones have been created for business travelers, who prefer to use the quiet time to do their work,” an IndiGo spokeswoman told the LA Times.

The move has sparked controversy. Some think it’s a great way to make flights more business-friendly (not to mention quieter). Others say it’s downright discriminatory.

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Here are a few examples of people who say they’d welcome a kid-free area on flights:

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