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Some people might not want to admit it but, if you were given the choice to sit next to kids or not on a flight - many would opt for the latter. Some parents will probably admit that they'd do the same.
Don't worry your secret is safe with us.
Well now Japan Airlines is giving customers the ability to check whether there's children around the seat you might be thinking of choosing.
So whether you know you're going to be hungover, feel like there's a high chance you might just want to chill out or are trying to get away from your own kids for a week - this could be a great solution.
As many travellers will know, most airline companies have an aerial map of the plane when it comes to choosing where you're going to sit.
There will be a key showing seats that have been taken, those that have extra leg room (and therefore may require additional payment) and those that are free for you to select for your trip.
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
Please take note, @qatarairways: I had 3 screaming babies next to me on my JFK-DOH flight two weeks ago. pic.twitter.com/kQYQFIqqCD
But now Japan Airlines has added another code to the key which is a simple icon to show passengers which seats will be taken up by children below the age of two.
We wonder what the chances are for an icon that shows you where all the annoying kids that will definitely kick the back of your chair are going to be sitting...
Anyway, this means you can go as far away as humanly possible - without being in the cockpit. Sorry parents but you've been there before and don't pretend you haven't.
The Japan Airlines website addresses the matter, writing on its 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."
P.s it's worth noting that the icon won't be added to any seats booked through third-party websites but here's to hoping it works.
P.p.s this isn't a dig at parents or those on flights with children, it's merely the light-hearted passing of some helpful information to people that might appreciate it.