One airline has come up with a perfect solution for any passengers wanting to be seated away from children.
We’ve all been there, hoping for a peaceful flight to discover, when you get onboard, that you are actually seated next to a noisy youngster.
And don’t get us started on those little terrors who think it’s funny to kick the back of your seat throughout a long-haul journey.
This kind of tedious journey is probably not one you’ll want to repeat, and may make you wonder if there is a solution to this kind of unwanted disturbance.
Well, Japan Airlines is clearly aware of the struggles and is taking action against the kicking and screaming, The Mirror has reported.
People now travelling with them can choose to be seated away from young passengers on lengthy flights – thanks to a new tool while booking via their website.
When it comes to pre-booking your seats, most companies offer an aerial-view map of the plane, showing which seats have already been taken.
However, Japan Airlines has changed the game by introducing a little icon that shows which seats have been booked by families with small children, meaning you can book the furthest seat away if you so wish.
“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,” the website explains.
However, it does note that the child icon won’t apply for any seats booked through third-party websites, which means there’s always going to be a risk of being stuck next to a crier.