Ironically, it's probably going to be the new moms who want to sit in AirAsia X's child-free "Quiet Zone" the most.

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Select AirAsia X flights are offering kid-free zones in the front rows

Children under 12 are banned from the first seven rows of economy class on some flights

The new "Quiet Zone" offering starts this week

Beginning this week, under-12s are banned from the first seven rows of economy class on AirAsia X flights to China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Australia and Nepal.

In an official press release, AirAsia X’s CEO Azran Osman-Rani described the new rollout as a “heavenly package for those who want peace of mind.”

Not to mention peace of ear.

Readers take aim at kids on a plane

Passengers booked on AirAsia X, the long-haul arm of AirAsia, can now opt for the seats for an additional cost of RM 35 (U.S. $11) or RM 110 (U.S. $35.50) – the standard fee charged for picking specific seats in economy class and in the “hot seats” section, which provide more leg room.
Airline offers kid-free section
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The child-free area, called the “Quiet Zone,” has softer lighting and is sectioned off from the rest of the plane by toilets and bulkheads, the theory being you won’t be able to hear the kids who are toward the back of the plane.