Mumbai: Close to three-fourths of flyers, mostly men, from the country want airlines to ban children under 12 from certain areas of planes, and are ready to pay a premium for such a seating, according to a survey.
The survey was conducted after reports of Air Asia X and Scoot Airlines implementing "child-free zones" on their aircraft.
"In fact, more men are in favour of the move with close to 400 male travellers welcoming such child-free zones on-board flights compared to 330 women," says the survey.
The child-free cabin zones come with special ambient lighting to provide a more relaxing atmosphere and are priced more than regular seats.When asked if they will pay extra to sit in a child-free zone on-board an aircraft, 43 per cent of the respondents said they are not for an "adult only" section and are this not ready to pay more.
However, says the survey, an interesting finding is that two out of the five male travellers are ready to pay 10 per cent more as they feel that co-passengers with kids shouldn't be made to sit next to them as they are noisy.
In fact, 70 per cent of men rate "peace" and "quiet" as "very" important factors to them while in flight compared with 66 per cent women.
The survey further reveals that women seem to empathize with families with young children with 12 per cent women saying noise didn't seem to bother them whilst travelling.
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