Budget airline Scoot, subsidiary of Singapore Airlines is the latest airline to ban children flying at the very front of the economy cabin, calling it the new ‘ScootinSilence’.
The self-contained cabin has 41 of Scoot’s Super and Stretch extra-legroom seats and has now been declared off-limits to passengers under 12 years of age.
The seats can be booked from an additional S$18 (AUS$16) on top of a regular economy fare.
“ScootinSilence is the perfect option for guests seeking an exclusive cabin, extra legroom and confidence that under 12’s will be seated in another part of the aircraft” said Scoot CEO Campbell Wilson.
“No offence to our young guests or those travelling with them”, he added, “you still have the rest of the aircraft to choose from.”
Low-cost carrier Airasia X already offers a similar Quiet Zone in the first seven rows of economy, while Malaysia Airlines has declared a kid-free zone in the first class cabin of its Airbus A380 and Boeing 747, along with the small economy cabin at the rear of the A380’s upper deck.