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The challenge for the child-free quiet zone is one that riders of "quiet cars" on trains and subways know all to well: What's quiet to one person is not always quiet to the dozen people around him. And if you're paying extra for it, people will make noise about the noise.

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Child-free areas on planes take off with AirAsia X next to create ‘quiet zone’:

Long-haul budget airline, AirAsia X is following Malaysia Airlines’ lead with plans to introduce a child-free “quiet zone” on board its fleet of A330 jets.

The first seven rows in economy behind its premium class – rows 7 to 14 – will be designated as the new “quiet zone’” on board flights starting in February 2013, AirAsia X said. This section is separated from the rest of economy by a galley.


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