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AirAsia X take off with child-free cabin

February 4, 2013, 9:25 am Chris Ashton Yahoo!7

AirAsiaX has unveiled their new Quiet Zone cabin, reserved solely for passengers over the age of 12.

AirAsiaX take off with child-free cabin
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Would you pay more for your flight just for the guarantee that there would be no crying babies nearby? If you fly AirAsia X across China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Australia and Nepal, you can.

AirAsia X, the long-haul affiliate of AirAsia, has officially taken off with the "Quiet Zone". Sited immediately after Premium Economy, the first seven economy class rows (row 7-14) are now exclusively for passengers over the age of 12.

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The new Quiet Zone cabin features a new ambiance with soft lighting, offering a more relaxing cabin atmosphere, which will ensure a more pleasant journey for guests.

AirAsia X's Chief Executive Officer, Azran Osman-Rani said, "This product enhancement allows our guests to have a more pleasant and peaceful journey with minimal noise and less disturbance. A heavenly package for those who want peace of mind."

Azran added that "the airline is not banning kids from travelling, but instead, is enhancing the array of product offerings on board to suit its guests individual needs and preferences. We also offer three infant bassinets in the other two larger economy cabin sections to cater for families with young children. Hence, offering a fair choice for our guests."

AirAsia X isn't the first airline to offer the child-free cabin, with Malaysia Airlines rolling out a similar 'baby-free' cabin on their Airbus A380 Upper Deck last year.

What do you think of the new Quiet Zone?

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  1. frank10:12am Sunday 08th September 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Greg...you are ssso right with your comment and I absolutely love the way you express your views, I just could not stop laughing !!! As a frequent flier I come across these 'obese smelly whoppers' quite often and always ask to be re-seated, the embarrassment is written all over their faces.

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  2. Hugo11:22am Wednesday 06th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    How about an OLD PEOPLE free cabin? Or an FAT PEOPLE free cabin??

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  3. Antony N Jilly03:34pm Tuesday 05th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    How sad! Children are so precious what kind of statement is this making to them? I would rather listen to a baby crying than someone who is drunk, obnoxious and abusive!

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  4. orri11:36am Tuesday 05th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    How about single children between 18 - 25 pay 10 times more for drinks to deter them from getting loud and obnoxious when the hormones take over just because they are going for a week of methanol and sex in Bali. even better, give then a section down the back and sound proof it

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  5. greg11:03am Tuesday 05th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    What about a section reserved exclusively for fat people. I'm sick of getting stuffed next to a fatty who spills out over the top of their seat and into mine. These obesers then have the audacity to get offended when I ask the cabin crew to move them to another part of the plane. Look at your ticket, Gobbler, it says 57B, not 57 B, with a right of way over 57A and an awning over 57C. You know the width of the seat is only 18 inches when you buy the ticket, and you knew that the last time that you flew you didn't fit into the seat - the planes haven't gotten any bigger. You don't buy size 32 jeans, because you know they don't fit. But you still have an expectation that somehow you have a right to buy a size 18 airline seat, as that will accommodate most of you - never mind the poor sod who has to squeeze under your bingo wings in the seat next to you - and how insulted you'll be if they dare to complain. If you need to buy 2 up-sized McHappy Meal deals to stuff into your cake-hole for breakfast, then you need to up-size and buy 2 airline seats when you fly - and yes you can claim a meal for each seat.

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  6. Pulding10:49am Tuesday 05th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Sounds fantastic! I hope this is also free of people like Georgia.

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  7. Gumustreeus03:42am Tuesday 05th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Under 12's checked -in baggage

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  8. Gumustreeus03:41am Tuesday 05th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Perfect solution

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  9. Gumustreeus03:36am Tuesday 05th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Good idea!

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  10. DougieM12:22am Tuesday 05th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    After being placed next to 3 couples with babies (taking advantage of the babies fly free gig), I would defo be booking a seat in this area.

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