It sounds like a dream come true for single travelers and possibly a parent’s nightmare (or dream, too, depending on what kind of parent they are), but Virgin CEO Richard Branson has been tossing around the idea of creating a cabin to separate children from the rest of the plane and have them be supervised by nannies. This is what Branson said in a recent interview with Conde Nast Traveler’s Daily Traveler blog:
Any new ideas you’ve been kicking around for the airlines?
I would love to introduce kid’s class. It would be a separate cabin for kids with nannies to look after them. We’ve had an issue with the Civil Aviation Authority. They worry in an emergency kids would be running in one direction and their parents would be running in the other. So we haven’t got it through yet.
I’m not a parent, so I can’t speak to how I’d feel about this is I had the chance to send my kids to another section of the plane. As a single guy who flies regularly? I wouldn’t mind this one bit. Your thoughts? Put ’em in the comments below.
In the meantime, how about some noise cancelling headphones to keep the noisy little ones out of your brain?