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Columnist Outraged As Japan Airlines Help Passengers Avoid Babies On Flights With Their New Tool: "It Is Discriminatory"

Date October 8, 2019 16:36

Sarah Vine, 52, is a columnist for the British tabloid newspaper the Daily Mail since 2013 and wife of politician Michael Gove.

The woman is thought to have been influential in steering her husband's political career and is believed to have quite controversial views.

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Japan airlines introduced a controversial seat map

For instance, in her recent article, Sarah lambasted Japan airlines for introducing a seat map that enables passengers to see where babies will be seated on a flight when booking their seats.

Well, useful knowledge for passengers hoping to avoid screams and chair kicks during their flight. But the columnist believes this new option to be discriminatory and incredibly rude for families.

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"Parents of young children have difficulty traveling enough without the aviation equivalent of the black spot that has been placed on them. It is not only incredibly rude, it is discriminatory. "

Moreover, Sarah says she loves babies on flights and enjoys their company as they remind her of " of a more innocent time."

She added:

'What have babies ever done to anyone? Apart from nice soft cheeks and pudgy little hands and they smell like cookies? '

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People's reaction

The option for passengers to avoid babies on flights has caused quite a stir online, with some hailing it as a godsend and others pointing out that babies are, quite often, far from the worst passengers to share a plane with.

Still, the majority of people seem to love the new implementation and praise it on their social profiles.

"YES YES ... this is great idea!! People ARE CELEBRATING NEW BABY SEAT MAP as many of us are soooo tired of being around crying and unruly children -- which actually reflects on the parents not controlling their children. What happened to discipline???"

Others added:

"I think this is great"

"No we are 👏👏👏👏 Should be mandatory for all airlines"

And even parents with small children find positive sides of this new option:

"Yes! That means me and my kids could have our own section to ourselves! 🤣

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All in all, now everybody has a choice! And if you love babies just like Sarah does, then you can choose your seat as close as possible to enjoy the cutest company!