If you’ve ever been on a flight and had a screaming baby seated next to you and almost lost your mind, there’s an airline for you. Japan Airlines (JAL) have just announced a new feature that will help you avoid sitting too close to infants on planes.
The feature will be available on the JAL website when passengers are on the booking screen.
“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,” says Japan Airlines on their website.
The tool has garnered positive responses from social media users.
“Thank you, @JAL_Official_jp for warnings me about where babies plan to scream and yell during a 13-hour trip. This really ought to be mandatory across the board,” said one Twitter user.
The “baby seat map” can only be seen when booking a flight directly on the Japan Airlines website. If there is a plane change for whatever reason, the map will not be displayed.
The airline already offers many baby-friendly amenities for travelers. They offer stroller rentals, gives parents with babies priority boarding, and has diaper changing facilities on the planes.
Next time you’re making a long-haul flight to Japan, at least now you can finally avoid sitting next to a screaming child.