Japan Airlines Unveils ‘Baby Seat’ Tool That Lets You Avoid Screaming Infants
By Izza Sofia, 30 Sep 2019
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An airline has created a smart way for travelers to avoid screaming kids during their flights.
Japan Airlines has come up with a feature in its booking system—called the ‘Baby Seat Map’ tool—that shows which seats have been taken up by infants of up to two years of age.
With the new map, seats already occupied by infants will be highlighted with a baby symbol.
According to Japan Airlines, this lets other passengers know if a young child might be sitting near them, allowing them to book their seats more strategically. The new system has been praised by many social media users.
One Twitter user thanks Japan Airlines for “warning” him about “babies that plan to scream during a 13-hour flight.”
The carrier, however, points out that the feature only works if passengers book their seats through its website.
The assigning of baby seats is also visible if you make bookings as part of a tour group or if there are last-minute changes in the type of aircraft being used.
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.— Rahat Ahmed (@dequinix) September 24, 2019
Please take note, @qatarairways: I had 3 screaming babies next to me on my JFK-DOH flight two weeks ago. pic.twitter.com/kQYQFIqqCD
Good stuff, Japan Airlines. So it's kind of like Minesweeper but with babies pic.twitter.com/KDcT6w0KIw— Sato (@Satonegi) September 27, 2019
Well this is interesting.....#JapanAirlines offering a baby map so that you can avoid sitting by any children!— Mayra Moreno ABC13 (@MayraABC13) September 26, 2019
Hmmm I think this is great, I mean no offense to anyone with children, but it’s your money and if you can have choices and options why not?
WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK? pic.twitter.com/HwD6smJpa6
I saw a news story today about how Japan Airlines are introducing a feature when you check in online and book your seats, you can see whether the taken seats have a kid in them. Which IMO is a well-needed update.— Lizi (@GlassesGirl3) September 27, 2019
The Japan Airlines seat-selection map now shows travelers where babies will be seated on upcoming flights. Do you think this is a good thing? ✈️🍼https://t.co/tF5Anx12UM— The Points Guy (@thepointsguy) September 25, 2019
[via Inquisitr, opening image via Facebook]
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