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Child Free Flights and Restaurants--An Editorial

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Those without children need to remember that they were kids once too, and that the human race comes in all ages, with the accompanying challenges attached. And when it comes to bad behavior in public, we adults are often the worst offenders.

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Would you like to see adult only flights offered? If you have kids, would you agree to sit in a family-only section? Do you have any flight stories you’d like to share?

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Since many parents who travel with their children do not wish to be relegated to a family friendly zone on the plane, maybe instead we could have a section for adults only. Then, all those adults who wish to sit amongst families could do so but there would still be a place for those who prefer not to sit adjacent to the two parents in two seats holding two small children on their laps

May 3, 2011 - 7:35am
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The adult only flight I take absolutely no issue with...dictating where I sit because I have children with me on an "open" flight; I have a major issue with that! With that said, if there is an option to have a "family friendly zone" on the plane and we are given the option to choose to sit there, then I would be all for it, but to dictate based on the fact that we have children is obsurd...for example, we have an 11, 8 & 1 year old...if it was mandatory for families with young children to be in a certain section of the plane would we really have to split up our family when flying & have one parent with the 1 year old in the let's say 4 and under area & the other parent with the two older siblings?? We also have flown quite alot, my oldest flew in a plane over 24 times by the time he was 2 years of age & I can tell you his manners were much better than some adults I've witnessed on planes. Did we have to teach him how to behave on a plane??? ...ABSOLUTELY! Did we get complimented on his behavior??? ...ABSOLUTELY!
Sooo, if given the option to have a family friendly zone on a plane, well I think it is a great option. I also think that having an adult only plane is a great option, but in my humble opinion, these things should be options...only!!!

April 12, 2011 - 8:19am
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