Malaysia Airlines Bans Babies In First Class

Malaysia Airlines has banned babies from first-class sections of its Boeing 747-400 jets. It also plans to do the same in its yet-to-be-delivered Airbus A380 superjumbo jets, according to the Australian Business Traveller.

Malaysia Airlines CEO, Tengku Azmil, says the carrier is responding to complaints from first-class passengers about crying infants. The CEO, who conducted a back-and-forth with an Australian Business Traveller reporter via Twitter, says the first-class passenger complaints center on the fact that they “spend money on 1st class and can’t sleep due to crying infants.”

I can understand paying for your first class (business class as well) ticket with the intent to get some rest during a long haul flight. Screaming kiddies will definitely hinder your attempt at shut-eye. But at the same time, a baby banning policy could be seen as discrimination. What are your thoughts?

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