Airlines should offer child-free flights for those travelling without kids, woman argues 1 year ago

Airlines should offer child-free flights for those travelling without kids, woman argues

Yes or no?

An American woman took to social media recently to call on airlines to offer child-free flights – after sitting through a three-hour flight from hell.

And as someone who has travelled extensively with my kids (my daughter had 100 flights under her belt by the time she turned two), I feel like I can totally see this argument from both sides.

Florida native Morgan Lee took to TikTok earlier this month to make the observation regarding child-free flights after a particularly harrowing experience with a child who certainly didn't enjoy their journey.

@mooorganic The flight was 3 hours and I listened to this the entire time #travel ♬ original sound - Mo

"Why isn’t there such a thing as adult-only flights?" Lee pondered in her video shared to the social media platform.

"I would pay so much money [for that]."

The video has which has been viewed over 650,000 times, meaning the 24-year-old clearly struck a chord with many.

She also added: "The flight was three hours and I listened to this the entire time. I have noise cancelling headphones, the child was well over five years old, and they sat directly behind me while kicking my chair as the mother slept."

And while we can all sympathise with Lee (look – I know – kids can be HELL on flights), there is no denying that she also touched a nerve with parents everywhere.

One TikTok user said: "And this is why people/parents/mums have anxiety when leaving the house. Because no grace is given."

Another commented with a rather sarcastic jibe: "Poor you. My heart goes out to you and the amount of hours you endured another human's cries. I hope you’re better now."

'Book a private flight'

As for child-free, one TikTok-er pointed out that if she wants to pay 'so much' for flights without children there is a solution: "They’re called private planes and you can book a private flight and pay as much as you want to have the plane for yourself."

However, some agreed with the 24-year-old – even people who were parents themselves.

"As a mum, I want an adult-only flight too," one lady wrote – and girl; SAME.

 And it turns out, we are not alone wither.

A 2017 survey confirmed that loads of people want the same thing as Morgan.

According to Business Insider, half of the parents who took part in the study believed they should have to sit in a designated section for the comfort of others, and some international airlines such as Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, Scoot Airlines, and IndiGo have already introduced kid-free zones.