We鈥檝e all been there. You鈥檙e on a red-eye, just trying to brace yourself for the long flight ahead and exhaustion surely to follow, when you hear it. A crying baby. Cue the doomsday music. On one hand, we get it. Listening to a crying baby on a long-haul flight can be a nightmare. On the other hand, traveling with an infant is a major challenge new parents face, and we should be supportive. So you can see why we鈥檙e currently feeling pretty conflicted over multiple airlines introducing 鈥渃hild-free zones鈥 on their flights. Apparently, we鈥檙e not the only ones. The internet has a lot of thoughts about the idea 鈥 and they鈥檙e kind of all over the place.

Brother and sister playing with tablet in plane

If this is the first you鈥檙e hearing it, here鈥檚 the deal: Multiple airlines have recently installed a child-free section of certain flights. These airlines currently include: Singapore鈥檚 Scoot, Malaysia鈥檚 AirAsia X, Malaysia Airlines and most recently, India鈥檚 IndiGo. Most are budget international airlines at the moment. The idea is that you can sit in this section only if you鈥檙e age 12 or older. Like when you book the exit row, this luxury will cost you more. In the case of IndiGo, booking a seat in the 鈥渜uiet section鈥 will cost $6-20 extra, depending on the flight.

The idea hasn鈥檛 been put into place by any domestic airlines yet, but considering a survey by Expedia recently revealed that nearly half of Americans (49 percent) would pay extra to sit in a quiet zone, we鈥檙e guessing it鈥檚 an add-on that will be available in our not-so-distant travel future.

As mentioned before, the reactions to the idea are mixed, and rightly so. Here are a few feelings the Twitterverse is really feeling right now.

What are your thoughts on this new travel trend? Share with us on Twitter @BritandCo.

(h/t LA Times, Photo via Getty)