Airline company in Singapore introduces kid-free zone
Grown-up travellers flying with Scoot can now avail of seats on a kid-free section called “ScootinSilence.” The section is reserved only for those 12 and up for around $14 or €10.
Scoot’s latest service mirrors that of Malaysian and AirAsiaX which also have kid-free rows. Airline insiders however mentioned that it’s unlikely the kids-free zone will become a full-fledged trend among airlines.
An insider from a major airline said that changes like that are difficult to apply across an entire fleet and that flight attendants are already trained to help parents travelling with young children.
Economy-plus seats have also been applied by some airlines as a way to separate families from business class travellers.
Scoot is a sister company of Singapore Airlines and operates on medium to long-haul routes from Singapore. It services Singapore, China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Australia. Unlike traditional airlines, Scoot is experimental: it’s a budget line with a JetBlue feel with a mix of different services.
Prior to the release of ScootinSilence, the airline already has a standard economy class with a 31-inch seat pitch, a business class and 2 economy-plus style seats “super” and “stretch” with leg rooms of up to 35 inches.