Kids may get separate space on planes
Richard Branson considering introducing “kid’s class” to flights.
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It’s not unusual to hear travellers complaining if they have been seated next to children on aeroplane flights. Even parents sometimes dread having to fly with their own children. Billionaire (and business maverick) Richard Branson revealed that he’s been dreaming up a way of making flights easier on parents, kids and fellow travellers- a separate “”kid’s class”, according to consumerist.com.

He suggests that it would be a separate cabin for kids with nannies present to look after them. Another airline has already introduced nannies, although the nannies simply accompany the family on flights.

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One major hurdle Branson has already encountered is that the Civil Aviation Authority has said that the plan would be problematic as in an emergency situation parents and kids would be running in different directions.

Consumerist also points out that kids are sometimes more high-maintenance on flights; cabin pressure causing popping ears, travel sickness, children frightened of flying and turbulence would make it very difficult to keep the kids separate, and parents would have to keep walking through to check up on them or reassure them.

Parents may also be wary of leaving their children with strangers.

Still, Branson is always looking for ways to improve Virgin Atlantic’s customer service, so perhaps he’ll come up with a magic formula for happy air travel with kids.

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