It’s an awesome idea. Before I had kids I certainly would have taken advantage of that. Now that I have my own kids, I don’t even mind the sounds of other kids screaming, as long as they’re not my own.
Our hardest flight ever was from Tel Aviv to Newark this past June. In the past we’ve always taken the red-eye home from Israel and the kids have slept. But this time United didn’t have any good connecting flights back to Cleveland after the red-eye, so we took the daytime flight. Big mistake, our 18 month old let her feelings about the 12 hour daytime flight be known to all those around her.
Of course the real secret to sleeping when there’s an infant nearby is getting yourself a pair of Bose QC35 noise-cancelling headphones.
Now, if only El Al could figure out how to make a seat map with male and female occupied seats, there would be so much less drama on their flights!
Do you think other airlines will add this feature to their seat maps?