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Malaysia Airlines ban children from First Class compartments

Malaysia Airlines are set to ban children from travelling in First Class on their flights on the Airbus A380 and the new Boeing 747-400 fleet. The airline said the ban was prompted by numerous complaints about crying babies and irritating small children in First Class on their flights.

From now on, those purchasing a premium ticket will be able to travel in peace and quiet as well as the lap of luxury. The ban is already in place on Malaysia Airlines’ Boeing 747 jumbo jets, but the airline has also announced that they will not be installing bassinets in the First Class compartments of their new Airbus A380 super jumbo jets, which are set to eventually replace the 747 jumbos on busier routes.

Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Amsterdam, London and Sydney will benefit from the new ban – though to be the first of its type introduced by any airline. However, in February, Virgin Atlantic and British Airways were also considering a similar child-free flight package, but have subsequently announced nothing more on the matter.