In what is no doubt a controversial move, Malaysia Airlines has recently advised travel agents that they will no longer be allowing babies in first class. More specifically, they won’t be offering bassinets in first class, and no bassinets means no babies. Malaysia’s CEO is very active on Twitter, which I find awesome, and justified the move by saying this:
Also hv many complaints from 1st class pax dat dey spend money on 1st class & can’t sleep due to crying infants
Gotta love a CEO that knows some shorthand! 😉
This is always a tough topic and you can’t really win either way. On one hand if parents are willing to pay the sticker price for first class, why shouldn’t they be allowed to take their baby? On the other hand, if you ban infants in first class, why not also ban them in business class, since that’s an airline’s “bread and butter” when it comes to profitability?
(Tip of the hat to Australian Business Traveller)