Japan Airlines has found a solution for travelers who aren’t too fond of crying babies aboard a plane.
On its website, Japan Airlines recently announced that they have devised a way to let passengers know where pre-booked parents with infants are seated when choosing a 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,” the notice read.
“This lets other passengers know a child may be sitting there.”
The new feature immediately received praise from passengers on Twitter, CNN reports.
“Thank you, @JAL_Official_jp for warnings me about where babies plan to scream and yell during a 13-hour trip,” Twitter user Rahat Ahmed wrote.
“This really ought to be mandatory across the board.”
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
While the idea has been well-received, it should be noted that in certain situations the child icons may not be displayed on the seat map. The option is only applicable to passengers who purchased domestic individual fares.
According to JAL, this feature only works for bookings made through their website. Also, bookings made after a passenger’s selection or any change in aircraft will not accurately determine the location of crying babies.
The airline is also trying to make the experience better for anyone traveling with a child by offering a number of services, including baby strollers that are available for rent at the airport. For those travelling with their own strollers, it will be accepted as checked baggage for free.
Traveling with an infant also grants a passenger priority boarding. Hot water for bottles and diaper changing facilities are also available onboard the plane.