We’ve all used this slang, usually when we’re seated next to a crying infant on an airplane. It’s most fliers worst fear. Now it’s out in the media. There was talk last week about establishing a family’s only section on airplanes. Personally I’m of two minds on the subject. One the one hand parents can’t really “control” their children. Kids are kids, they make noise and get bored on flights. On the other hand if I’m paying hundreds of dollars in airfare I’d really like a quiet, restful flight.
Carriers think it’s a terrible idea because they have no clue how many families will be on each flight. I’m curious though if they’ll change their minds and view it as a revenue generator. Would you pay extra for a seat away from families? You may soon be asked that question.