Free areas for children on planes and trains, is it discriminatory?
Some time ago, a piece of news broke out that unleashed a wave of comments about trips with children. And, since 2011, an Asian airline, Malasya Airlines, does not admit babies in first class and in 2012 gave an order not to reserve seats in the upper floor of its Jumbo to children under 12 years. T
Some time ago, a piece of news broke out that unleashed a wave of comments about trips with children. And, since 2011, an Asian airline, Malasya Airlines, does not admit babies in first class and in 2012 gave an order not to reserve seats in the upper floor of its Jumbo to children under 12 years. This trend has been followed by two other low cost Asian Airlines, which for an extra amount, assure you of the distance of any child when booking a seat on the plane. The controversy between the supporters of this policy and the detractors is served.
Do we have to separate children in airplanes and trains?
A few years ago, before being a mother, I was traveling on a train to the south of Spain. Two seats in front, a mother with three small children tried to keep them quiet, but the baby cried, the middle one wanted to escape to explore and the older one, the quieter remained at his side. The mother, very hurried, tried to have them calm. After half an hour of travel, an elderly passenger began to get impatient because he wanted to take a nap, an hour later he would scream madly at the mother: 'if you do not know how to keep your children quiet, do not travel with them'. The old man turned to ask for my approval, and he found my indignation and total support for the mother, who did what she could.
Everyone, at some point we have experienced similar situations. Traveling with small children is not always easy. Parents usually plan the trip and take thousands of gadgets to entertain them: the portable DVD, games, books ... We use all the tricks available to travel without disturbing other passengers. Parents, in general, we suffer trying to calm them so they do not bother the passage, but we do not always get it. Although I have also witnessed some disengaged parents ignore how their son was kicking the front seat without limiting his behavior.
In any case, the measure taken by the three Asian airlines is considered by many to be discriminatory since, if there are no seats according to race or religion, weight or height, why should there be them by age?Other people believe that children on trips are a nuisance, prefer to have them the farther better and would be willing to pay extra for it.
I believe that segregating children in airplanes and trains is a discriminatory and unnecessary measure. And yes, I think children can bother traveling, but do not do snorers, people who have poor hygiene or those who put their elbows to occupy half of your seat? A little patience, tolerance and understanding, right?