Avoid Screaming Babies on Japan Airlines Flights!

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Japan Airlines New Tool Lets You Avoid Babies

Japan Airlines New Tool Lets You Avoid Babies

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?

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  1. Thats a good idea I hope more airlines pick up on that idea. It would not be a bad idea to also add a dog icon so all of the dog haters out their can also see the icon to advoid it or changes planes of they wish. It should be easy to bring that info over to the customers app as the airlines already have a dog icon on their screen view.

  2. I am sympathetic to the people traveling with small children. In the 80’s we did it many times. Only 1 time did one of our children start screaming and he just wouldn’t stop. It was on a flight from Honolulu to LAX in 1982 when he was 1 year old. We sat in coach in the farthest back row.

    Our two sons were with us when we were expatriates for 5 years in the 80’s. And we made many trips including two round the world trips all at company expense (2 vacation trips out of the lesser developed countries we lived in).


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