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Airline Offers ‘Quiet Zone’ To Keep Kids From Bothering Other Passengers

AirAsia Japan's cabin attendants. (credit: TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/GettyImages)

AirAsia Japan’s cabin attendants. (credit: TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/GettyImages)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – One airline has created “a quiet zone” aimed at keeping kids from bothering other passengers on the flight.

AirAsia’s “quiet zone” is a seven-row section of the plane where no one under age 12 is allowed. According to the company’s website, the area offers minimal noise, few disturbances and dim lighting for a more peaceful trip.

Some passengers think it’s a great idea.

“Some people don’t know how to take care of their kids — got to keep them entertained so they don’t bother people on the plane,” said traveler Frank Saenz Deviteri

But others disagreed.

“If you want privacy, drive a car. There’s a lot of privacy there,” said traveler Bill Bartholomay.

Some critics point out that passengers in the “quiet zone” can still hear crying children, just not as loudly.

Sitting in the “quiet zone” has no extra charge other than the standard fee that applies for picking a seat anywhere on the plane.

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