Japan Airlines Introduces Reservation System So People Can Avoid Seats Next To Young People


Japan Airlines Introduces Seating Map Tool to Help Passengers Avoid Sitting Next to Children – But Presenter Matthew Wright Says System ‘Open to Abuse by Perverts’

  • Japan Airlines seat pre-reservation system shows where children are seated
  • TV presenter Matthew Wright said the idea was a disaster on This Morning
  • He said the perverts could take advantage and reserve places next to the children










A reservation system used by an airline to ensure guests can avoid sitting next to children has been called a “disaster” by TV presenter Matthew Wright, who believes it could be abused by “perverts”.

Appearing this morning, the presenter discussed Japan Airlines‘ new seat tool to help adults identify seats occupied by children with Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield.

The company shares a preview of the plane with customers when they pre-book seats, displaying an icon above those where children are seated.

According to the airline’s website: “Passengers traveling with children between the ages of eight days and two who select their seat on the Japan Airlines website will see a child icon displayed on their seat on the selection screen. of siege.

“It lets other passengers know that a child can be seated there.”

However, according to Matthew Wright, in his opinion the system is a bad idea, as it is susceptible to abuse by “perverts”, although he mistakenly described the system as identifying all under 12s, rather than babies and toddlers.

Speaking on This Morning earlier today, show co-host Holly Willoughby said, “Japan Airlines has presented the perfect solution, they say, for all travelers who prefer to avoid sitting near children highlighting the seats reserved by children under 12 years old.

TV presenter Matthew Wright appeared on This Morning to discuss Japan Airline’s reservation policy – which he called a “disaster”

Japan Airlines shows where kids sit on planes on its reservation system, in a move implemented previously, but discussed in today's episode of This Morning

Japan Airlines shows where kids sit on planes on its reservation system, in a move implemented previously, but discussed in today’s episode of This Morning

Presenters Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby said they hadn't thought about Matthew's point of view when discussing the issue earlier

Presenters Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby said they hadn’t thought about Matthew’s point of view when discussing the issue earlier

“So when you pre-book your seats, they offer an aerial view of the plane showing which seats are already occupied.

“They will have an icon of shows booked by under 12s.”

Matthew said, ‘Do you see a problem? I can see a problem. Let’s say you’re a pervert and want to spend 12 hours talking to kids.

This Morning co-host Philip Schofield responded, “Oh my God.”

Matthew continued, “You want to spend 12 hours on a long-haul flight, talk to a kid, you can go on Japanese airlines, find out where the kid is, book a seat next to them. is an absolute disaster. A disaster. ‘

Matthew Wright said

Matthew Wright said “perverts” could take advantage of the situation by reserving seats next to children on flights

Radio host Nick Ferrari also took part in the debate on whether Japan Airline's reservation system is a good idea.

Radio host Nick Ferrari also took part in the debate on whether Japan Airline’s reservation system is a good idea.

Nick Ferrari said he would prefer to be able to reserve seats away from noisy businessmen and women on flights

Nick Ferrari said he would prefer to be able to reserve seats away from noisy businessmen and women on flights

Philip said: “Well our heads didn’t go there sure, but we were talking about it this morning and we were saying… you spend extra money to make sure you get the seat that you want. is assigned… family registration come in, how does it work? ‘

Commentator and radio presenter Nick Ferrari, who was also part of the discussion, added: “I saw this story, and in a previous life many years ago I had to commute across the Atlantic. a little.

“Can I do it the other way around, can I reserve seats where I’m not next to a business man or woman who spends his entire flight tapping, tapping, tapping on his laptop, drink whiskey, then snore loud enough then tome? ‘

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