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Airline Offers £16 Upgrade To Sit In Part Of Plane Where Kids Are Banned

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Airline Offers £16 Upgrade To Sit In Part Of Plane Where Kids Are Banned

The value of a bit of peace and quiet during any journey is vital.

And if you've ever been on a long-haul fight and found yourself trapped behind a pair of screaming kids, you will know this all too well.

But that nightmare could soon be a thing in the past, because the folks over at Scoot, which is an off-shoot of Singapore Airlines, are offering passengers the opportunity to escape.

People travelling with the airline can now upgrade their seat and get away from it all in their ScootinSilence section, where children under the age of 12 are banned.

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And not only that, it will reportedly only set you back just £16 ($21).

Sounds like the dream, doesn't it?

Escape the noisy kids during your next flight. Credit: Scoot
Escape the noisy kids during your next flight. Credit: Scoot

According to reports, the quiet section is located between rows 21 and 25 and also comes with extra leg room.

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The website says: "Scoot in peace and quiet when you reserve seats in our ScootinSilence zone located at the front of all our 787 Dreamliners.

"Besides the exclusive and silent cabin (no kids under 12 allowed here), you can also enjoy additional comfort - every seat comes with an adjustable headrest and you can reserve Super and Stretch seats (where available)!

"What's more, you'll also be able to get off the aircraft ahead of others upon landing!"

Speaking at the launch of ScootinSilence back in 2013, Scoot's CEO Campbell Wilson said: "No offence to our young guest or those travelling with them - you still have the rest of the aircraft."

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Scoot is currently offering huge discounts on one-way tickets from London to Bangkok, with tickets going for as little as £210 ($278).

However, with news that tighter restrictions could soon be on the way, it's unlikely that many people will be making the trip anytime soon.

Boris Johnson, who was pictured enjoying a 'gathering' in his garden during lockdown last year, announced this week that no new restrictions would come into place before Christmas Day.

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In a video shared on Twitter, he said: "There is no doubt that Omicron continues to surge with a speed unlike anything we’ve seen before.

Boris Johnson announced that no restrictions would come into place before Christmas Day. Credit: Alamy
Boris Johnson announced that no restrictions would come into place before Christmas Day. Credit: Alamy

 "The situation remains extremely difficult but I also recognise that people have been waiting to hear whether their Christmas plans are going to be affected.

"So what I can say tonight, is that naturally we can’t rule out any further measures after Christmas - and we’re going to keep a constant eye on the data, and we’ll do whatever it takes to protect public health.

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"But in view of the continuing uncertainty about several things – the severity of Omicron, uncertainty about the hospitalisation rate or the impact of the vaccine rollout or the boosters, we don’t think today that there is enough evidence to justify any tougher measures before Christmas."

People have been put on alert over rising cases on Omicron. Credit: Alamy
People have been put on alert over rising cases on Omicron. Credit: Alamy

Johnson went on to urge people exercise caution and get their booster jab.

He said: "We continue to monitor Omicron very closely and if the situation deteriorates we will be ready to take action if needed.

"What this means is that people can go ahead with their Christmas plans but the situation remains finely balanced and I would urge everyone to exercise caution, to keep protecting yourselves and your loved ones, especially the vulnerable.

"And remember to keep following the guidance - wear a mask indoors when required to do so, keep fresh air circulating, and take a test before you visit elderly or vulnerable relatives.

"So, if you have not done so already then please drop everything, find a walk-in or go online and make an appointment and get boosted now."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Coronavirus, Travel, World News

Dominic Smithers
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