Airline introduces new seat map that shows where babies and toddlers will be sitting on the flight
- Japan Airlines has introduced the new feature on its online booking system
- A baby icon shows where any infants under the age of two will be sitting
- Passengers took to Twitter to praise JAL for the warning when selecting seats
Sitting in the vicinity of a screaming toddler never makes for an enjoyable flight.
But one enterprising airline has come up with a nifty way of (potentially) stopping this situation from ever arising.
Japan Airlines (JAL) has introduced a new feature on its booking system that indicates which seats on the plane will be occupied by infants up to the age of two.
Japan Airlines (JAL) has introduced a new feature on its booking system which indicates which seats on the plane will be occupied by infants up to the age of two by highlighting them with a baby icon, circled
During the seat selection stage of making a booking with the carrier, any seats taken by a young child are highlighted with a baby icon.
The Japan Airlines website states: ‘Passengers travelling with children between 8 days and 2 years old who select their seats on the JAL website will have a child icon displayed on their seats on the seat selection screen.
‘This lets other passengers know a child may be sitting there.’
Some passengers took to Twitter to praise Japan Airlines for the new feature on the booking site
Since the new feature went live on the JAL website, some passengers took to Twitter to praise the airline.
Rahat Ahmed wrote: ‘Thank you, @JAL_Official_jp for warning me about where babies plan to scream and yell during a 13-hour trip. This really ought to be mandatory across the board.’
While Kathy Wilkson added: ‘Absolutely agree with you Rahat, screaming babies are not welcome anywhere…and especially on long haul flights!
JAL points out that the seat plan showing where babies are sitting only works if passengers make their bookings through the carrier’s website
‘There’s no escape from the noise, but noise-cancelling headphones do help.’
However, JAL points out that the seat plan showing where babies are sitting only works if passengers make their bookings through the carrier’s website.
The baby icons will also not display if there is a change in aircraft.