Would you pay extra to sit in a child-free zone on planes and trains?
Unruly children remain the biggest in-flight annoyance for the majority of travellers -- ahead of drunken passengers, surly cabin crew and over-talkative neighbours, according to a recent survey.
One in three passengers dread sitting next to a crying baby or annoying
toddler so much that they would be prepared to pay more to sit in a
child-free zone on a plane ... as much as $75 per return flight.
Children kicking the back of seats was seen as the most annoying in-flight incident, receiving 74% of the votes, while children crying or being unruly was chosen by 61% of those surveyed.
But help is at hand. One Singapore airline is now offering passengers the option to upgrade to seats in a quiet zone -- where children are nowhere to be found.