JetBlue Airways Pregnancy, Infant and Children Travel Policy

JetBlue Airways is a low-cost airline with its main base in John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City.  JetBlue serves 60 destinations in 21 states (including Puerto Rico), and 11 countries in the Caribbean and Latin America.

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Expectant Mothers
Infants (under 2 years old)
Baggage Allowance for Infants
Strollers, Car Seats, and Child Restraint Devices
Special Services

Expectant Mothers

Pregnant Passengers expecting to deliver within seven days are prohibited from travel, unless such Passenger provides a doctor’s certificate dated no more than seventy-two (72) hours prior to departure stating that the Doctor has examined and found the Passenger to be physically fit for air travel to and from the destinations requested on the date of the flight and that the estimated date of delivery is after the date of the last flight.

Infant (under 2 years old)

Infants are not required to have their own seat  however, inform JetBlue that you will be traveling with an infant on your lap.

Only one lap child is allowed per adult. If one adult is traveling with more than one infant under 2 years of age, a seat will have to be purchased for each additional infant.

A seat can be purchased for your infant as long as you have the proper child restraint device.

For domestic flights, infants can travel for free as long as the infant will be on the lap of another passenger for the flight.

For international flights, infants are charged a $11.95 tax, even if the infant will be on the lap of another passenger for the flight.

A ticket will have to be purchased for any flight on which the infant will be over 2 years old.

Baggage Allowance for Infants

A lap infant may bring one diaper bag, one stroller and one car seat. Infants that are traveling for free do not qualify for the checked baggage allowance.

If checking a child safety seat, it will not count as one of your checked bags and there is no fee assessed. However, playpens and other infant beds will count toward your checked baggage allowance and must meet size and weight requirements.

Strollers, Car Seats and Child Restraint Devices

Strollers and Car Seats:

Infant car seats and child restraint systems are considered a Customer’s special item (along with overcoats, jackets or umbrellas); each Customer may carry one special item on-board the aircraft. The special item is in addition to a carry-on item to go in the overhead compartment and a personal item to go under the seat in front of the Customer.

JetBlue will courtesy gate-check any of the following: strollers, car seats, wheelchairs, walkers, canes, or crutches. There is no limit to the number of assistive devices a Customer may transport as carry-on or checked baggage.

Child Restraint Devices:

Infants and children may occupy a seat with or without a Child Restraint System (CRS). If the infant is not in a child restraint system, they must be able to sit upright. Use of booster seats, harness and vest restraints will not be allowed during the movement on surface, takeoff or landing, unless it is an FAA-approved device.

If checking a safety seat, it will not count as one of your checked bags and there is no fee assessed.

Child aviation restraint systems (CARES) are also certified by the FAA for use during all phases of flight including taxiing, takeoff, landing and during periods of turbulence. CARES is a belt-and-buckle device that attaches directly to the aircraft seatbelt. It is designed for children over one year old, weighing between 22 and 44 pounds.

JetBlue allows the use of FAA-approved infant safety seats secured to standard passenger seats. Safety seats must have the appropriate manufacturer’s label.

Child Restraint Systems (CRS) manufactured between January 1, 1981 and February 25, 1985 must have one of the following labels: “This child restraint system conforms to all applicable federal motor vehicle safety standards.” or “This restraint is certified for use in motor vehicles and aircraft.”

Seats manufactured after February 26, 1985 must have an additional label which reads: “This restraint is certified for use in motor vehicles and aircraft.”

Booster-type seats, vest and harness-type child restraint systems, lap-held child restraints or seats manufactured before January 1, 1981 are not acceptable.

Special Services

We’ve got something tasty even for the pickiest little flyer. Kids can enjoy unlimited free snacks and drinks, including Terra Blue Chips, Linden’s Chocolate Chip Cookies and Stauffer’s Animal Crackers, and choose from orange, cranberry or apple juice. Need something more substantial for your child? Have them try one of our tasty EatUp boxes.

*This is for informational purposes only. For more information on flying with children on JetBlue, click here.