Some people really despise being seated near a baby on a plane and those fliers who are looking for peace and quiet are going to love a new feature from Japan Airlines. The airline is now alerting travelers to where a baby may be sitting on a flight when they book their ticket.
Potential passengers will see an icon on the seat map that shows where kids between eight days and two years old will be sitting. Japan Airlines says the icon may not always appear where little ones will be seated, like when seats were selected through a third-party site or if tickets were booked “as part of a tour or using award tickets.” They also note that if there’s a change in planes, the child icons may not display correctly.
While some frequent fliers are thrilled with this information, others see it as unnecessary. "We need to learn tolerance,” writes one Twitter user.“Or we’ll soon start needing a map of seat locations for mouth breathers, droolers, farters, drunks, and perhaps a lot more things in life.”