IndiGo has introduced a “Quiet Zone” on its aircraft, keeping business travellers in mind. Seats under this zone cannot be allotted to or pre-booked by passengers under the age of 12.
A statement shared by the airline reads: “Keeping in mind the comfort and convenience of all passengers — row numbers one to four and 11 to 14 are generally kept as a “Quiet Zone” on IndiGo flights. These zones have been created for business travellers who prefer to use the quiet time to do their work. Also, in order to ensure passenger safety and easy evacuation during an emergency, we avoid children below the age of 12 to be seated in rows adjacent to emergency exit.”
Rows 1, 12 and 13 are emergency exit rows and therefore have extra legroom. The other rows have the same legroom as the rest of the seats on-board.
Although quiet zones don’t really block out unwanted noise, they do help airlines keep those with and those without tolerance towards children on-board away from each other, in an effort to offer a peaceful journey to both.