I think we have all been there. You're ready for a long flight to visit family or perhaps heading off to a long overdue vacation. You get on the plane and you are stuck sitting next to a baby/infant. Perhaps they're well behaved, but about 85% of the time, they are uncomfortable and start to cry and scream. Not the most fun flight in the world. Well, it seems one airline has heard your complaints. That's right! None other than Japan Airlines has revealed a new tool that lets you dodge infants when you book your seat.
According to the airline website, "Passengers traveling 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." So, in short, this will allow a passenger to see that a child is sitting there. Now, before you get too excited, the airline did mention that the baby map will not display child icons in certain situations. It only works for bookings made through the JAL website, for example, and icons will not display if there is a change in aircraft.
Regardless, this seems like a great next step in regards to dealing with infants and babies on a flight or even for parents who want to ensure they're not bothering anyone on a long trip.
What do you think of this idea? Do you think other airlines should implement