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!
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 )?
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.
Molly, Morgan, Mia and Carson
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?
Last edited by Potter75; 02-25-2013 at 09:31 AM.
Bonita, how are 'all' parents and children being 'punished' by child-free flights?
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 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.
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.