Wed, Apr 11, 2012
Malaysia Airlines Plans To Ban Kids From An Entire Floor Of Its A380s
It used to be "smoking or non," but a new policy in the works by Malaysia Airlines would ban children from one entire floor of the A380s it has on order, with the first delivery scheduled in July.
Malaysia Airlines says it will not allow kids 12 and under in the economy seats on the upper deck of the airplane, according to a report appearing in Australian Business Traveler. The policy was issued as an advisory to travel agents.
The no-children section of the A380 will be about 70 economy class seats on the upper level. Most airlines configure the superjumbo with first class on the lower level, where Malaysia Airlines had already said it will not allow babies to fly. That policy is reportedly the result of multiple complaints from first class passengers who said crying children prevented them from sleeping.
The airline reportedly faced heavy criticism from the public when they implemented their child-free first class cabin policy, but has not backed down. They're expecting similar backlash about a similar ban in coach for at least part of the airplane.
Says Disregard For Rulemaking Process Warrants Withdrawal Of Cylinder AD Proposal The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) has warned the FAA that its disregard of basic >[...]
Fee To Increase 124 Percent If The Deal Goes Through The budget deal worked out between Republican Congressman Paul Ryan and Democratic Senator Patty Murray would boost a tax paid >[...]
Also: Pilot Shortage, 777X Hopefuls, Volcano Warning, F/A-18 Anniversary, Pearl Harbor Vet Mistreated by Airline It flies... and apparently does so fairly well. The joint venture b>[...]
The Boultbee Academy This site came to our attention from a story about actor Brad Pitt purchasing a Spitfire airplane. This is where he will learn to fly his new acquisition.>[...]
The function performed by the FMS/ RNAV to alert the pilot at some time or distance prior to, or when reaching, the active waypoint.>[...]