Bengaluru - How many times have you been irritated on board a flight because a baby was crying or a child was being restless.
IndiGo airlines has come up with novel idea to reduce the strain on its passengers by introducing "Quiet Zones" in their flights. The budget airline, which flies to about 40 destinations has decided that rows 1-4 and 11-14 will be "quiet zones" where children under the age of 12 will not be permitted to sit.
The airline claims to have done this to create a hassle free journey to its business travellers, who prefer to use the quiet time to do their work.
In a statement the airline said "IndiGo endeavors to extend courteous and hassle free experience to all passengers (that includes both leisure and corporate travellers) who wish to fly with the airline. Keeping in mind the comfort and convenience of all passengers - row number 1 to 4 and 11 to 14 are generally kept as a 'Quiet Zone’ on IndiGo flights. These zones have been created for business travellers, who prefer to use the quiet time to do their work."
So, the next time you want to be seated in the front of the plane, you will have to make sure that you are not accompanied with children below 12 years who can be "noisy"