MAS bans infants and children from A380 upper deck economy

3 Apr 2012

Malaysia Airlines has come out with yet another controversial decision: making the upper deck economy cabin of its forthcoming Airbus A380 aircraft a kids-free zone.

This move is likely to stir up the same amount of heated discussion as last year when the airline effectively started a “baby ban” in the first class cabin of the A380 (see story here), as the configuration would not allow bassinets. It was viewed by some as a Godsend and by others as unjust.

But the carrier is now taking the matter a step further.

According to an advisory issued to travel agents, children under 12 will not be accommodated in the upper deck economy class cabin consisting of 70 seats, although it is still unclear whether this ban also applies to the business class cabin that is also located on the upper deck.

If that turns out to be the case, it would relegate all infants to the economy class cabin of the lower deck on the aircraft, which is scheduled to make a debut on July 1 on the Kuala Lumpur-London route (see story here). 

Since MAS hasn’t made this decision public yet, an official statement is expected to be released soon. Stay tuned for more coverage.

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Alisha Haridasani

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