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CNN: Airline introduces baby seat map to allow passengers to avoid infants

CNN: Airline introduces baby seat map to allow passengers to avoid infants

Old Sep 26, 19, 3:55 am
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CNN: Airline introduces baby seat map to allow passengers to avoid infants

Japan Airlines has released a Baby Seat Map so that passengers can avoid the babies on a flight. Good idea, don't you think?
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Old Sep 26, 19, 8:50 am
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Has been around from since forever. A CNN reporter just "discovered" it now.
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Old Sep 26, 19, 11:55 am
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Wow. That is just....sad. Wow. *facepalm*

Thanks for letting me know.
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Old Sep 26, 19, 12:35 pm
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Originally Posted by RussianTexan View Post
Wow. That is just....sad. Wow. *facepalm*

Thanks for letting me know.
You wouldn’t know it if you aren’t a regular on JAL.
great tool for people to chose seats wisely.
=> includes mothers with babies who want to avoid sitting near another baby, to avoid “infectious crying” where a neighbor’s baby cries and ends up waking up yours...
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Old Sep 26, 19, 6:12 pm
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Originally Posted by Tokyoite View Post
Has been around from since forever. A CNN reporter just "discovered" it now.
Yeah, I was thinking the same when I read the CNN article...
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Old Sep 26, 19, 7:20 pm
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Same here. It has been there since the migration to Amadeus (end-of-2017) I think. So in a way this information/news is almost 2-years late. lol
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Old Sep 26, 19, 9:40 pm
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It was posted on BBC today as well.. had not idea as i rarely fly jal but i ll definitely pay attention..
Are babies noted in premium cabins as well?
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Old Sep 26, 19, 9:56 pm
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Originally Posted by azepine00 View Post
It was posted on BBC today as well.. had not idea as i rarely fly jal but i ll definitely pay attention..
Are babies noted in premium cabins as well?
Yes they are.
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Old Sep 26, 19, 10:42 pm
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What if the parents decide to pay for another seat at the full adult price and booked their baby as a "MR" or "MS" as opposed to an "INF"?
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Old Sep 27, 19, 5:10 pm
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Let the manufactured outrage machine warm itself up: https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/p...map/index.html
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Old Sep 28, 19, 12:42 am
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Originally Posted by musashino22 View Post
Same here. It has been there since the migration to Amadeus (end-of-2017) I think. So in a way this information/news is almost 2-years late. lol
So the original babies impacted by this are aging out (or being able to travel as lap kids) about now?
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Old Sep 29, 19, 12:55 pm
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Crying accelerates from 2 weeks of age with a peak around 6-8 weeks and improves after about 3-4 months of age. I wonder how often it’s necessary to travel before then. Also interesting that in some parts of the world the use of belts that strap the lap infant to the parent is required while in flight and that most airlines won’t allow you to book your baby its own seat until after it is born.
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Old Oct 5, 19, 2:55 am
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That's really great.
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