When I am traveling, there is nothing I like less than a screaming baby on the plane. I know, I know, they can't help screaming. That doesn't mean I like it or want to be near it.
Japan Airlines (JAL) has unveiled an online booking tool that indicates where toddlers will be seated. When passengers with children between eight days and two years old reserve their seat, a child icon automatically appears on the seat plan, alerting other passengers who have not yet selected their seats. Another Japanese airline, All Nippon Airways, says its seat maps also show where children are seated. I think this should be mandatory for all online airline booking sites. This isn't fool proof, I realize. A baby could book after I do, and some babies can be heard no matter how far away you are.
Does it bother you to be seated near a baby? Is there anything else that annoys you on a plane?