Customers traveling with lap children are required to call 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583) to provide JetBlue with the name and birthdate of the lap child. Customers with hearing or speech impairments can call our toll-free TTY/TDD telephone number, 711.
A child between the ages of three days old until their second birthday is considered a lap child and does not need to pay for a seat.
Once a child has their second birthday, they are no longer considered a lap child and a seat must be purchased in order for them to travel. If the child has their second birthday between the outbound and return flight, a seat will need to be purchased for the return flight.
Customers traveling with a lap child will be asked for proof of age, such as a passport, birth certificate (copies are acceptable for domestic travel) or an immunization record. Infants between three and 14 days old must also have, in the form of a letter, their doctor's approval to travel.
Infants must be traveling with an adult customer at least 14 years or older, and the infant must sit on the adult's lap during takeoff and landing.
One lap child per adult is allowed. Due to the number of oxygen masks per row, only one lap child is allowed per row of three seats for A321 Core, A320 and E190. The number of lap children per row for A321 Mint is not limited by the number of oxygen masks. In cases of flights that are extended over-water flights, due to the number of spare life vests, JetBlue may have to limit the number of lap children on the flight
A lap child may bring one (1) diaper bag and one (1) stroller and car seat. They do not qualify for the checked baggage allowance.
Customers traveling with a lap child may check in at a JetBlue ticket counter, kiosk or online check-in. However, proof of age will be requested, including a birth certificate, passport or immunization record.
A lap infant may bring one (1) diaper bag, one (1) stroller and one (1) car seat. Lap infants that are traveling at no cost do not qualify for the checked baggage allowance.
Checking a child safety seat will not count towards your checked baggage allowance and there is no fee assessed; however, playpens and other infant beds will count as a checked bag and must meet size and weight requirements.
JetBlue allows the use of FAA-approved infant safety seats secured to standard aircraft 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.
Guidelines for seating and placement of child restraint systems, safety seats and lap infants aboard JetBlue flights:
Please note that JetBlue does not provide child restraint systems (CRS), safety seats, child aviation restraint systems (CARES), nor the bags/boxes to cover them.
All special accommodations are left to the discretion of the Inflight crewmembers.
JetBlue Aircraft Seat Dimensions
To enable customers to identify a seat that will accommodate their CRS, the following chart provides the width of the narrowest and widest customer seats (in inches) in each type of service and aircraft we fly:
Please note that JetBlue cannot guarantee that customers traveling with a CRS will be seated in the widest seat available in their reserved class of service.