The Weekend Journal has a story on the increasing number of children flying in first class, and the opportunities and conflicts this causes for airlines and their most loyal, most profitable customers: business travelers and elite frequent flyers. Of course, these are also exactly the folks who are traveling with their families. In first:
New York attorney Ilan Nissan, a seasoned business traveler, says he would support a ban on children younger than age 16 in premium cabins. But on a recent family ski trip, he didn't hesitate to upgrade to first-class for his wife and children. "When I'm on duty, I find it annoying," he says. "When I'm off duty, I embrace it. Of course there's a hypocrisy to it."Ah, even if air travel changes, some things remain blessedly the same: like the rank, self-serving hypocrisy of a good lawyer. It's kind of comforting.