No Babies Allowed on Malaysia Airlines First Class

Malaysia Airlines recently revealed that it’s banning babies from traveling in first-class on its recently purchased Airbus A380 super jumbo jets.

The airline will begin flying these new A380 planes in 2012.

Babies will be welcome in business and coach class.

This decision comes after the airline said it wouldn’t accommodate infants in its Boeing 747-400 fleet. These planes fly between Kuala Lumpur and Sydney as well as London and Amsterdam.

News of the initial ban was first released through a series of tweets sent out by Malaysia Airlines CEO Tengku Azmil on June 19, when the press approached him about a rumored “no babies” policy.

This week Australian Business Traveller sent Azmil a tweet asking if the “no babies in first class policy” would be implemented on the new A380. “Yup,” the CEO tweeted back.

Babies on planes have long been a controversial topic, especially among business travelers who often complain that fussing children disrupt their peace and quiet. In February, a campaign was launched to encourage airlines to create child-free flights and zones on planes, and Virgin, Emirates, and British airlines implied that they’re looking into this, according to MSNBC.

-sfgate.com

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