Getting stuck on a long-haul flight inside the right side of a crying baby can be a thing of the past for passengers on Japan Airlines (JAL), after the carrier unveiled an online booking tool that indicates where toddlers will be sitting.  When passengers with children between eight days and two years reserve their seat, a child icon will automatically appear on the seating plan, warning other passengers who have not yet chosen their seat.
JAL was quick to point out that a new feature did not guarantee that passengers would be off the right side of a screaming infant.
The icon would not appear if passengers booked their flight through a third party or were part of a tour group, or if there was a last-minute change of aircraft, the airline's website states.
JAL and other airlines have not yet figured out how to predict seat reservations by serial carpenters and passengers who are fully seated on seats during meals in flight.
But the move garnered praise from some social media users.
However, other travelers died for intolerance of fellow passengers.
"They are babies, as we all once were. We have to learn tolerance or soon begin to need a map of seat positions for the breath, shackles, feathers, intoxicated and maybe much more in life," said one user.