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Screaming babies on an airplane are not fun for anyone, but should they be banned from certain flights? 

Yes, says Kelly-Rose Bradford, a writer and mother of a 12-year-old who, according to Today, sparked an interesting debate when she appeared on a U.K. talk show last week and asked, "Is it really necessary to take a tiny baby on a long flight? I think there's an element of selfishness from parents who insist on not changing their lifestyle once they have their children because there are some things that just aren't practical."

Bradford suggested "child-free" flights and child-free zones on planes as a solution, arguing, "We've got business class, we've got first class, why can't we have a family section?"

While fellow mom and journalist Emma Taylor called the idea "discriminatory," a number of parents (and presumably frequent flyers) took to Twitter to weigh in on the #childfreeflights debate.  

And surprisingly enough, many seemed to agree with Bradford's suggestion. 

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While there was a great deal of support on social media, many are still skeptical of the suggestion. 

As Today notes, this isn't the first time the idea has been suggested. Virgin Atlantic founder Richard Branson previously told Condé Nast Traveler in July 2014 that he would "love to introduce kid's class."

"It would be a separate cabin for kids with nannies to look after them," he explained. 

What do you think of the #childfreeflights debate? Tell us in the comments! 

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