On Tuesday's program we spoke with George Hobica of airfarewatchdog.com about a bold idea: create a special section on airplanes for people traveling with children, and another for adults only. It wouldn't be all that different from the old days, he opined, when there was a smoking section in every plane.
You can listen to it here.
Our listeners were pretty quick to respond:
"Mr. Hobica stated that smoking sections on airplanes were banned because they were "obnoxious." Far from it: they were banned because second-hand smoke is a **health hazard.** While screaming kids may be unpleasant, they are not a health hazard the analogy to smoking is not only in-apt, but offensive."
— David S. Lefkowitz of Los Angeles
"I think we need special sections for rigid, rude people."
— EdrieAnne Broughton of Vacaville, CA
"I'd ask my fellow travelers to remember these two points: one, all adults were children once too (and will all become the elderly as well with luck), and two, for some lone businessmen, one cry out of a baby can cause a headache...but for others, mindless chatter out of the same businessmen can cause one as well. It's all in your perspective."
— Adrienne Meyer of Ypsilanti, MI
So, any counterpoint here? Or is that kid's section just not going to get off the ground? Chime in at will, please.