Now you can make sure you don’t sit next to kids on a plane – as airline offers special booking option


PASSENGERS who want to avoid sitting next to noisy kids next time they fly can now book seats away from them, thanks to one airline.

Japan Airlines has a revolutionary feature which allows you to check where babies are sitting on a flight.

 The Japan Airlines feature which lets you see where babies are sitting

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The Japan Airlines feature which lets you see where babies are sitting

First revealed in 2019, although has gone viral again after it was featured on This Morning, the website lets passengers see where parents have booked a seat with a child.

The icon represents any travellers between eight days and two years old.

According to the airline’s website: “Passengers travelling with children between eight days and two-years-old who select their seats on the Japan Airlines website will have a child icon displayed on their seats on the seat selection screen.

“This lets other passengers know a child may be sitting there.”

Passenger Rahat Ahmed tweeted a picture of the baby icon back in 2019, praising the move.

He wrote: “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.”

He also added that other airlines should take note after having “three screaming babies” next to him during a 12 hour flight.

Other social media users were in agreement, with many claiming it is an “awesome” idea.

Some disagreed, explaining how difficult it was for parents travelling with kids anyway.

Andrew Lim tweeted: “I used to feel and say exactly what you have just said – but after having my own son, I am very sympathetic to parents travelling with kids.”

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Another person added: “We need to learn tolerance or will soon start needing a map of seat locations for mouth breathers, droolers, farters, drunks, and perhaps a lot more things in life. What ever happened to life’s surprises?”

Seat planning website SeatGuru also shows where children are likely to sit on flights – most often at the bulkhead which allows bassinets on a flight such as seats 17D, E, F and G, along with 23 D, E and G.

A flight attendant previously revealed how to keep kids quiet during a flight – simply by telling them off as a stranger.

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Passengers can now avoid screaming kidsCredit: Alamy
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