It happens all the time. You settle in your seat, plane takes off and just when you’re about to fall asleep, a baby on-board starts crying. Even worse, it might be a baby right next to you.
There’s no baby free planes, but Japan Airlines is offering the next best thing.
The carrier has revealed a new tool that lets you dodge infants when you book your seat.
“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,” reads the airline’s website.
Japan Airlines says 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.
But if you are the one traveling with a child, don’t worry, Japan Airlines doesn’t hate kids. They offer a number of services to make your experience better. The airline provides a number of strollers for rent in the airport, and will accept baby strollers as checked baggage for free. You also get priority boarding and hot water for bottles as well as diaper changing facilities on board.
Let us know what you think. Is this new tool useful? Would you like seeing it on other airlines as well?