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One Airline's Adults-only Section May Be Better Than First Class

Where: Malaysia
February 11, 2013 at 9:09 AM | by | ()

Last year, we talked about Air Asia X's plan to incorporate a section of their economy cabin specifically for those flyers that would prefer to not sit near children. After quick mention that sparked some heated discussion over the topic, the LCC have committed to the passenger enhancement.

Joining the likes of Malaysia Airlines and Thai Airways, both of which have some sort of restriction on flying children, Air Asia has reserved the first 7 rows of its forward economy cabin for passengers that can cough up an extra $15 —for advance seat selection, not specifically this cabin— and sit amongst passengers that are older than 12 years old.

It's not just about not wanting to sit next to the littlest frequent flyers, the "quiet zone" is designed for those need to catch forty winks. With softer, more ambient lighting, the seven rows will foster a bit more of a relaxing atmosphere for those that need to arrive feeling refreshed and rested.

The 'shhhh-seats' are officially available for sale, starting this month, on all of the carriers long-haul wide-body flights.

[Photo: Air Asia Facebook]

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