European Discount Airline Announces “Child Free Flights” From October 2011


Ryanair, a popular European discount airline has recently annonced that they’re introducing child-free flights starting in October 2011.

After a Europe-wide survey of 1,000 passengers showed that half would pay higher fares to avoid other people’s children, Ryanair came up with the brilliant idea of waiving the fee’s for children’s flight tickets beginning in October.
The survey showed that a third of passengers (36%) have had flights ‘ruined’ by other people’s noisy kids with one in five passengers (18%) urging Ryanair to restrict the number of children on flights.
Ryanair’s Stephen McNamara said:
“When it comes to children we all love our own but would clearly prefer to avoid other people’s little monsters when travelling. While half our passengers would like us to divide our cabins up into ‘adult’ and ‘family’ areas it is not operationally possible due to our free seating policy, with optional priority boarding.
However, with clear demand for ‘child free’ flights, Ryanair will introduce child free flights on high frequency routes from the start of our winter schedule in October.”
If this is true, then it looks like passengers looking for quieter, more peaceful flights will be in luck, and most likely will be booking their next flight with European discount carrier, Ryanair.
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