Malaysia Airlines Introduces “No Children” Economy Class Section
Malaysia Airlines pissed a lot of breeders off last year when they implemented a policy that banned children from first class. Well, fast forward another year and Malaysia Airlines has once again taken steps to make those who’d rather not deal with children on airplanes even further, announcing that the upper decks of their new Airbus A380 aircraft would be equipped with completely kid-free economy class.
When I read stuff like this it is such a breath of fresh air. I’m glad to know that someone out there is actually listening to market demands and expanding their offerings to people who would just rather not have to deal with children. Malaysia Airlines is really pioneering the way to making air travel less painful for those of us who are childfree. Banning children from first class was an excellent first step (what business do they have in first class anyway), but in reality not many of us can really afford first class tickets. This new option expands the options for childfree travelers and makes it to where they don’t have to shell out the big bucks for a first class ticket.
So far Malaysia Airlines is the only airline to offer such a service. Ryanair in the UK (a low-cost airline with all economy seating) started offering completely kid-free flights last year. All of these things are small steps in the direction of childfreedom becoming more accepted in society. I often think of the childfree choice as “the new gay.” Being gay is finally fairly accepted in society, but childfreedom is still not, but is heading that direction. As I said, these advancements just prove it.
It’s a slow process, and we’ve got a long way to go, but we’re winning the war, and we will win the war. Don’t despair, and keep speaking out!