Malaysia Airlines Say No To Babies In First Class

A few months ago we reported on a survey that asked business class passengers how they felt about Adult Only flights or Child Free zones on long haul flights. 75% of those questioned said that they found kids on planes annoying, which is no great revelation - who likes the sound of crying babies or kids fighting over broken toys?

Cry Baby

Malaysian Airlines have taken the debate to a new level, by actioning a ban on babies from the first class zone on their new Airbus A380 and Boeing 747-400 fleet. The motion was put forward after complaints about crying babies were lodged by first class passengers. They've tried everything, even noise-cancelling earphones, but the customers aren't happy.

Who Does This Affect?

The Beckhams of the world won't feel the sharpest edge of this blow - Baby Harper Seven will be able to cry her little eyes out while riding in her parents' private jet. It's B-Grade actors, musicians and celebrity humanitarians with babies who will be forced to rub shoulders with the riff raff in business class and economy. Sniff sniff.

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Clayton Truscott

Clayton Truscott

Clayton is a comfortable traveller, having grown up in a small city that was far away from everything. He spent lots of time in the car as a child, driving up and down the coast of South Africa on surfing trips with his family. After studying abroad in the United States and spending a year working in London, he moved to Cape Town, where he completed a Master's Degree in Creative Writing. He now works as a freelance writer for various travel, surfing and action sports publications.