Airline Announces Ban On Babies Flying First Class

Malaysia Airlines has put a new rule into affect that is certain to peeve off quite a few families. After receiving numerous complaints about crying infants from first class passengers, the airline has put a ‘baby ban’ into affect for all infants traveling in first class on their new Airbus A380 and Boeing 747-400 fleet.

If you want to travel on the airline with your baby, you’ll have to book in business or economy.

The CEO of Malaysia Airlines, Tengku Azmil spoke to the Australia Business Traveller and said the new rule was put into affect due to first-class passengers complaining about spending top dollar and not being able to sleep “due to crying infants”. Tengku also confirmed their new ruling via a Twitter exchange:

@tengkuazmil And that is the “no babies in first class’ policy – so no bassinets in 1st on MAS A380?

@AusBT We r planning to stick to our policy for now

The ban is to officially come into effect in June 2012.

What do you think of this new ruling? Should babies be banned from flying first class? Do you think other airlines will follow suit?