Baby, I’m-a want you sitting far, far away from me

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Baby, I’m-a want you sitting far, far away from me

New seating options let you spend your flight more peacefully ... even if you were given the middle seat

Annabel Fenwick Elliott

If being trapped on a plane next to a wailing baby is not your idea of a good time, this news will be promising.

Japan Airline (JAL) has introduced a feature on its website that enables customers booking flights to see where young children are situated, so they can avoid choosing a seat close to them. Aircraft maps pinpoint the presence of infants using an icon of a cartoon baby.

Feedback has been largely positive, judging by the Twitter response, with one frequent flyer suggesting that other airlines follow suit. Others went further, one tweeting: “I’ve been saying for ages we need a 21+ or 18+ only flight. I would gladly pay a fee for such a flight.”..

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