Airline to ban babies in first class

Ruth Doherty

Nobody really likes the noise of babies crying on a long-haul flight, but Malaysia Airlines has actually taken a stand - and is set to ban babies from travelling in first class on their new Airbus A380 and Boeing 747-400 fleet.

The airline explained they have introduced the baby ban after receiving a host of complaints about crying infants from first class passengers.

They have decided not to install bassinets in the first class cabins, and anyone wishing to trave with babies will have to book in business or economy sections.

Malaysia Airlines CEO Tengku Azmil told the Australia Business Traveller first-class passengers complained about spending a lot of money and not being able to sleep 'due to crying infants'.

The airline's 747-400s fly between Kuala Lumpur and Sydney, as well as KL-London and KL-Amsterdam, with the Airbus A380s due to take over those routes next year.

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