Surveyed Business Passengers #1 Pet Peeve? “Children”


By John Ingham, Transport Editor, The Daily Express UK News

AIRLINES were yesterday urged to introduce adults-only flights after a survey found that noisy children were passengers’ pet hate.

The study found that nearly three-quarters of travellers flying business class or higher found youngsters annoying.

Commentators said airlines should consider having child-free zones or even child-free planes, payroll management for small businesses also arguing that the industry should consider following the example of train companies which have quiet carriages.

Travel writer Dave Richardson said: “Introducing an adults-only cabin or service is a good idea.

“It would work well on high- frequency routes so that families could be accommodated on other services. On long-haul routes I might look to more innovative airlines such as Virgin Atlantic, Emirates or Etihad to consider taking this on board.

“Many airlines will continue to operate the Boeing 747 far into the future, so making the upper deck adults-only should not represent a huge logistical problem.”

The idea of adult-only flights was raised after a survey of 1,000 regular business class travellers was carried out ahead of the Business Travel and Meetings trade show in London….. continued

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1 comment for “Surveyed Business Passengers #1 Pet Peeve? “Children”

  1. February 3, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    My pet peeve is not Children… it’s *babies*

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