Japan Airlines has introduced a new online seat program that allows passengers to know where toddlers and babies are sitting on their flights.
Passengers traveling with infants between eight times and 2 years old and that pick their chairs on the internet is going to be labeled with a kid icon visible to other passengers booking chairs.
The airline cautioned that it couldn’t ensure that passengers wouldn’t find themselves alongside a crying baby, as seats reserved by tour groups wouldn’t appear on the website.
Similarly, if there was a change of aircraft, passengers traveling with babies could slide beneath the radar.
Predictably the narrative was a hit on social networking, where – both predictably – opinion has been split.
But lest traveling parents believe Japan Airlines does not welcome their children, the airline features graphic books, toys, blankets, and even new apple juice.