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    I'm all for it. We are headed to Hawaii this spring which is a long trip from the east coast and I'd absolutely opt for this. There are many services that people can pay to upgrade or opt for out of convenience ~ this is just another!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    I do not believe it is any more fair to discriminate based on someone's age than it is to discriminate based on the color of their skin. If a child is so badly misbehaved that he or she needs to be kicked of the plane, then that is one thing. To punish all children and parents of children just because of your age is very discriminatory.
    It's not discriminating. You can still bring your kids on the flight it will just have 1 cabin without kids. Reminds me of smoking/non smoking sections when they existed.

    Is it discrimination that there are adult only resorts? Or that there are places only kids can go (I'm still a bit peeved that I can't go and jump in a our local Pump and Jump )?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    It's not discriminating. You can still bring your kids on the flight it will just have 1 cabin without kids. Reminds me of smoking/non smoking sections when they existed.

    Is it discrimination that there are adult only resorts? Or that there are places only kids can go (I'm still a bit peeved that I can't go and jump in a our local Pump and Jump )?
    If there was a plane where there were some seats or parts of the plane did not have young children I do not think it would be a problem. If they limited it so that people could not fly on certian flights or the amount of seats available to children it very much would be discriminatory.

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    So if an airline wants to offer so many child-free flights a day you think that is discrimination? Hmmm...interesting.

    I'm thinking these would be especially popular for places that fly to places where a lot of adults travel. Las Vegas for one comes to mind (not that kids don't fly to LV but....work with me here ).

    I think that there are places my children shouldn't be yet because they can't control some of their actions (one due to her issues and one because she's a raging pain in the butt 3 year old right now). I would love to fly with them on a child friendly flight or know that most of the people in the cabin I was in didn't mind being there or they would have booked the adult only cabin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    So if an airline wants to offer so many child-free flights a day you think that is discrimination? Hmmm...interesting.

    I'm thinking these would be especially popular for places that fly to places where a lot of adults travel. Las Vegas for one comes to mind (not that kids don't fly to LV but....work with me here ).

    I think that there are places my children shouldn't be yet because they can't control some of their actions (one due to her issues and one because she's a raging pain in the butt 3 year old right now). I would love to fly with them on a child friendly flight or know that most of the people in the cabin I was in didn't mind being there or they would have booked the adult only cabin.
    I too would love to know that the people on the plane are a little more kid friendly. My 4 are all pretty good when it comes to traveling, but when you travel it is never a guarantee that they will all maintain the whole time. The last flight we took we were delayed by almost 6 hours, making our landing 3 hours after bed time. The youngest didnt loose it until on the way to the hotel, but we didnt know what we were going to get
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    If there was a plane where there were some seats or parts of the plane did not have young children I do not think it would be a problem. If they limited it so that people could not fly on certian flights or the amount of seats available to children it very much would be discriminatory.

    Do you think that its discriminatory that children can't go to many resorts, certain movies, buy cigarettes, go to bars in some states etc etc?

    There are lots of things that kids can't do in America. Adding child free flights could be a great business decision for some airlines. Aren't you the one who always doesn't want people to be told what they can do with their own business? There are adult only sections of the boat on the disney cruise, and its hard to argue that that isn't a kid friendly place. Heck, there is even a restaurant at Disney world that won't serve kids under 10. Didn't you just go there? Do you view Disney as actively participating in discrimination?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mom3girls View Post
    I do not like the way the article is written, but agree with the basic premiss overall. There is definitely a large number of parents that do not think their children should be required to act appropriately in social situations. (just spent the weekend with a family like that)

    Dh and I are heading to Bora Bora this summer to celebrate our 15th anniversary and I might be willing to pay for this option. I wouldnt on a normal basis for regular flights, but I am really looking forward to some kid free times.
    Two of my girlfriends and I went out for dinner a while back and we sat in the lounge side - no kids. Between the 3 of us we have 8 kids, and it sure was nice to sit with just other adults for a while. Jealous about Bora Bora too.

    Bonita, how are 'all' parents and children being 'punished' by child-free flights?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClairesMommy View Post

    Bonita, how are 'all' parents and children being 'punished' by child-free flights?
    By not being allowed on a flight you need to be on just because you have children. I can not imagine if my parents died and I needed to be able to get to NY quickly, being denied flights because I have young children.

    ETA - There are not that many flights from my city to Buffalo. If they limited the flights that children could go on, it would greatly hamper when a child could fly. They would not make more flight as they barely can fill the flights they have now. It would only take away from families. As I said, IMO this would only work in planes that had several compartments and both could still fly.
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    I would like to think that most companies are not going to alienate their family customers. They would either just do it on routes that they fly a few times a day or on a large plane with many cabins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    By not being allowed on a flight you need to be on just because you have children. I can not imagine if my parents died and I needed to be able to get to NY quickly, being denied flights because I have young children.

    ETA - There are not that many flights from my city to Buffalo. If they limited the flights that children could go on, it would greatly hamper when a child could fly. They would not make more flight as they barely can fill the flights they have now. It would only take away from families. As I said, IMO this would only work in planes that had several compartments and both could still fly.
    I haven't read anywhere that airlines are cutting back on regular flights to allow for child-free flights. As far as I am aware, the airlines are offering additional flights that are child-free.

    As an aside, I LOVE WestJet because on a flight Dec 20/08 that had been delayed 6 hours with my 21 month old and 15 weeks pg we finally boarded a flight back east for Christmas. DD was laying across DH's and my laps when a female passenger took the aisle seat beside me. She took one look at Claire, stood up and approached the flight attendant saying that she wanted to move to a different seat. The flight attendant politely told her the flight was full and to park it. Plus, Claire slept the whole flight.
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