Traveling with children? Rest assured our inflight and airport crew will be on hand to help make the trip a comfortable one for your child, and a peaceful one for you. Plus, our kid-friendly onboard options will keep them happily entertained from takeoff to touchdown. For travel tips and resources, here’s your JetBlue guide to a less stressful family flight.
Know what you can (and cannot) carry onboard by familiarizing yourself with TSA regulations.
Have your little ones bring their own carry-on* backpacks filled with crayons, books, games and their favorite toys.
Give you and your family ample time (2 hours for domestic travel, 3 hours for international) to check baggage and move through security.
Arriving at the airport earlier means your family can spend more time walking around. Burn off some of that extra energy and tire those little jetters out. For toddlers, T5 at JFK includes a kids’ play area located near Gate 12.
Wear slip-on shoes, keep jewelry to a minimal and avoid wearing a belt, so you have fewer items to take off through security.
JetBlue offers pre-boarding for families with children under the age of 2, so you can have early access to overhead bins, secure car seats and get your kids comfortably seated on the plane.
Schedule your flight during your child’s naptime. When they’re snoozing, you’re cruising.
*weight and size limits apply.
Turn traveling time into learning and reading time. Take advantage of the traveling experience to help your child explore new worlds, and build their language and reading skills. Before you take off, download, print and pack the free Soar with Reading Activity Kit.
For more information on TSA policies regarding traveling with kids, please click here.
Raising a future pilot? Visit ShopBlue for JetBlue toys and apparel for children of all ages. (And there’s lots of cool stuff for the grown-ups, too.)
Traveling through JFK? Check out the map below for family-friendly options in T5.
We’ll keep your kids entertained, and you happy.
JetBlue offers pre-boarding for families with children under the age of 2, so you can have adequate time to stow away the diaper bag, secure the car seat and get your kids seated comfortably on the plane. See below for more information about traveling with the littlest ones.
Flying on their own can be an exciting experience for a child, but a nerve-wracking one for the parent. Rest assured that JetBlue crewmembers will be there to offer guidance and assistance. See below for helpful links about unaccompanied minors (UMNR).