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Traveling with Kids

We make travel with children child’s play. Whether it’s a much-anticipated family vacation, a journey to see family or a combined business/pleasure trip, we know you work hard to make it happen, so we work hard to make it enjoyable and memorable from the get-go.

More joy. Less oy.

Our crew of award-winningly nice humans (many of them parents and grandparents themselves) and an inflight experience that feels like home help make getting from Point A to Point B as smooth and effortless as L-M-N-O-P.

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Know Before You Go 

  • A child can travel as a lap infant from 3 days old until the day they turn 2 years old. There’s no charge for lap infants (taxes may be due outside the U.S.) but you will be asked for proof of age, such as a birth certificate, passport or immunization record. 
  • If you’re traveling with a lap infant, you can bring aboard a diaper bag in addition to your carry-on and personal item. 
  • Our Blue Basic fares do not include free advance seat selection, so if you’re traveling with kids and want to be sure to sit together, we recommend booking another fare. Blue, Blue Plus and Blue Extra all include free advance seat selection. 
  • Strollers and car seats do not count toward your carry-on or checked bag allowance. You may check them through when you arrive at the airport or gate-check them at the jetbridge. 
  • A car seat is not required for an infant or child in their own seat, as long as they can sit upright unassisted. You may use your FAA-approved safety seat on board, as long as you’ve purchased a seat or there's a suitable vacant one available.
  • Breast pumps are considered an assistive device and do not count toward your two allotted carry-on bags.  
  • If your child is traveling internationally with only one parent (or another adult), you may need a minor travel consent formlink opens in a new window operated by
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            accessibility policies as JetBlue.
  • Children 5-14 years may travel as unaccompanied minors. Review full details and formlink opens in a new window operated by
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            accessibility policies as JetBlue.
  • There is no age minimum to sign up for a TrueBlue account and earn points toward award travel on JetBlue.

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KID-FRIENDLY ENTERTAINMENT Make time fly.

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JetBlue has personal TVs with free DIRECTV®, movies and SiriusXM® at every seat, so kids can watch programming like Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and Animal Planet within our coverage area, plus at least one family-friendly movie on all flights longer than two hours, or rock out to music from Kids’ Place Live and Radio Disney. 

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Toting your own devices? 

We offer power outlets at every seat on select aircraft, with more rolling out soon. Many of our terminals offer ‘juice bars’ and other spots to recharge your electronics.  

WI-FI & CONNECTIVITY Nonstop connection.

Our free Fly-Fi® (that’s high-speed, gate-to-gate wi-fi) makes it easy to stay in touch with loved ones (or a child traveling alone), share pics and special moments, and take care of any last-minute details of your trip—even at 35,000 feet. Plus, our partnership with Amazon lets you stream favorite shows, movies and music seamlessly.

FREE SNACKS + DRINKS Go nuts with nut-free snacks.

All of our free brand-name snacks are nut-free—and with sweet and savory options, we’ve got something for even the pickiest little flyer. Grab as many as you like when the snack baskets come down the aisle, and help yourself to the JetBlue Pantry on select flights.

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On longer flights, you can purchase a selection of peanut-free EatUp® snack boxes, cheese plates and fresh fare from the EatUp® Café menu. 

Stay hydrated with free brand-name drinks, including bottled water and juices, and full cans of your favorite carbonated beverages. (And while we do serve cookies, we do not serve milk on board.) 

Mamava® Lactation Pods

Located at several JetBlue terminals, including New York (JFK), Boston & Fort Lauderdale.

MORE LEGROOM This little piggy went YAY! YAY! YAY!

Having the most legroom in coach* makes traveling with a lap infant or nursing child—or just getting that car seat in place—less of a wrestling match. (And speaking of wrestling, at least one lavatory on every JetBlue plane is equipped with a diaper-changing table, sp there's no need to attempt it at your seat.) 

We always want to make sure that the family that travels together sits together, so our Blue, Blue Plus and Blue Extra fares let you choose your seats in advance without an extra charge. Please note that Blue Basic fares are subject to a fee for seat selection more than 24 hours before your flight and may not be the best value for those traveling with kids. 

Want to spread out even more?

When you purchase an Even More® Space seat you get up to 7” more legroom (all the better to build a fort or inflight racetrack), early boarding and Even More® Speed, a fast-track to the TSA checkpoint (in select airports). Some Even More Space seats are located toward the front of the plane, which allows for faster and easier boarding and deplaning.  

BEFORE YOUR FLIGHT Less lines. (Less whines.)

We know how stressful transitions with little travelers (and even some big ones) can be and offer 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 settled faster. Plus, our self-service lobbies in more than two dozen cities help minimize wait times and get you to your gate faster. 

TRUEBLUE LOYALTY PROGRAM You’re never too young to earn free flights.

You and your kids can earn points toward award travel. To register a child age 13 or younger log in to your TrueBlue account and open the drop-down menu, select your name in the upper right corner, and choose Enroll a Child. With Points Pooling, families (and friends) combine their points to get to award travel faster. 

UNACCOMPANIED MINORS Solo flights.

Flying on their own can be an exciting experience for a child, but a nerve-wracking one for parents. Rest assured that JetBlue crewmembers will be there to offer guidance and assistance. (And our fast, free wi-fi can help you stay connected.) 

Kids 5-14 years of age can travel alone as unaccompanied minors. Get the details on how to list them, drop them off and pick them up, international travel and more, as well as the required  Unaccompanied Minor Formlink opens in a new window operated by
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            accessibility policies as JetBlue.
 

FAMILY VACATION PACKAGES DO tell the kids.

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With JetBlue Vacations, you can book flights, hotel, car and activities (including theme park tickets) together for extra savings and convenience. Plus, you’ll get 24/7 trip planning & phone support at no extra charge AND earn TrueBlue points on all of it!  

Start planning

Or give us a call at 844-JB-VACAY (528-2229).

KIDDING AROUND AT JFK’S T5 The mother of all airline terminals.

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JetBlue's Terminal 5 at New York City's JFK includes the outdoor T5 rooftop, 2 unique play areas, Mamava lactation pods, lots of kid-friendly food options and more. 

Don’t stop kidding around. 

Make the most of your kids' points.

With Points Pooling, up to 7 family members and friends can combine TrueBlue points to earn award travel faster.

Now arriving: JetBlue swag.

Prepare for takeoff with toys, games and apparel for junior jetters—and cool stuff for JetBlue fans of all ages.

Are you a pet parent?

Get the 411 on flying with your furry, four-legged family members. They can even earn TrueBlue points.

  1. Based on avg. fleet-wide seat pitch of U.S. airlines.
  2. Fly-Fi® coverage area may vary with aircraft type. Details at jetblue.com/wifi. DIRECTV® not available on flights outside the contiguous U.S.

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