Many travellers are calling for airlines to offer child-free flights to Australia and other destinations, claims the New York Times.

Many travellers are calling for airlines to offer child-free flights to Australia and other destinations, claims the New York Times.According to Douglas Quenqua, some passengers view sitting next to an unruly child as second only to a crash landing. Therefore, customers could be tempted by child-free services or family-only sections of planes to help make their trips more enjoyable and quieter.

Ian Burford, who recently created a Facebook group calling for kid-free flights, explained: “I would gladly pay extra for a child-free flight.

“At least if they made it easier when booking a flight to say I don’t want to be seated next to a one-year-old. That would be helpful.”

Airline Qantas recently faced a lawsuit from a woman who believed her hearing had been affected after being sat near a toddler on a flight to Australia from New York.

Qantas has just celebrated its 90th anniversary offering flights to Australia and now flies to over 183 destinations.

Written by Alex Cochrane.

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