India-Based Airline Launches Child-Free Zones for Business Travelers Who Prefer Quiet Time to Work

Parents who don’t control their noisy children top the list of most annoying violators of airline etiquette — and now there is another air carrier that is doing something about that.

Shelly Goettelmann waits at John Wayne Airport to board a plane to Pittsburgh while her children catch a nap. An India-based airline has added a child-free zone for people who want a quiet flight. (Credit: Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)

Shelly Goettelmann waits at John Wayne Airport to board a plane to Pittsburgh while her children catch a nap. An India-based airline has added a child-free zone for people who want a quiet flight. (Credit: Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)

IndiGo, a low-cost airline based in Haryana, India, has added “quiet zones” to its domestic and international flights where seats are not sold to travelers 12 years and younger in rows 1-4 and 11-14.

“These zones have been created for business travelers, who prefer to use the quiet time to do their work,” IndiGo spokeswoman Sakshi Batra said.

Passengers who book seats in the quiet zone must pay an extra fee ranging from $6 to $20, depending on the flight.

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