IndiGo Airlines Joins Carriers With Kid-Free Zones

IndiGo is the latest airline to designate adults-only sections on planes.

ByGenevieve Shaw Brown
October 12, 2016, 2:53 PM
PHOTO: An aircraft operated by IndiGo, a unit of Interglobe Enterprises Ltd., is seen from a control tower as it takes off at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) in Delhi, India, on July 18, 2016.
An aircraft operated by IndiGo, a unit of Interglobe Enterprises Ltd., is seen from a control tower as it takes off at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) in Delhi, India, on July 18, 2016.
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— -- An Indian discount carrier is offering a new amenity to childless fliers: quiet.

Well, in theory. The designated Quiet Zones on IndiGo flights — rows 1 to 4 and 11 to 14 — are so named because no children under 12 are allowed to be seated in them. Children are also excluded from exit rows, where children are typically not allowed to sit on any airline, and the surrounding rows. But there's no guarantee you won't be seated next to an adult chatterbox.

In an email to ABC News, airline spokeswoman Aashima Verma said, "IndiGo endeavors to extend courteous and hassle-free experience to all passengers (that includes both leisure and corporate travelers) who wish to fly with the airline."

IndiGo is not the first airline to say "Scram" to kids. In 2013, Singaporean budget carrier Scoot banned babies and kids from certain sections of its planes.

Malaysian Airlines has long denied children access to first class and introduced an adults-only section in economy in 2012. AirAsia introduced a Quiet Zone to its aircraft the same year.

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