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Could airlines create a class just for children?

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Imagine a segregated airline flight: one section for children and one section for adults only. This is the vision of entrepreneur Richard Branson, the president of Virgin Atlantic.

"I would love to introduce kid’s class. It would be a separate cabin for kids with nannies to look after them," Branson told Conde Nast Traveler.

Branson says that the hold-up is with air regulators worried about the children if there was an emergency onboard the plane.

George Hobica, founder of AirfareWatch.com, told Fox 5 it's not a bad idea.

"The only problem is with logistics because if they have to substitute a plane or accommodate more people or fewer people with children," Hobica says. "It's like the old smoking sections, there used to be smoking and non-smoking sections and the noise is going to waft into the other section."

He even said the FAA could approve of the idea, as long as safety considerations are met.

A sampling of adult passengers at JFK Airport showed support for the idea.

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