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.
*All special accommodations are left to the discretion of the Inflight crewmembers.
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.
Please note, JetBlue does not provide safety seats, child aviation restraint systems (CARES), nor the bags/boxes to cover them.
In addition, the following guidelines will be observed:
- an infant safety seat should be placed in a window seat; it may be placed in a middle seat or aisle seat as long as the other seat(s) remain empty or occupied by another infant seat. An infant safety seat may not obstruct a customer's pathway to the aisle.
- infant safety seats may not be placed between two individuals.
- an infant safety seat may face backward if it is FAA approved and properly secured by the parent/guardian
- only one lap infant will be assigned per row of seats on each side of the aircraft.
- lap infants may not be seated in emergency exit rows
- any infant seat used during flight must remain secured to the passenger seat at all times, even when unoccupied.
- seatbelts must fit low and tight across the waist of all customers including children and must be affixed to all Child Restraint Systems (CRS) so that it is secured tightly in the seat. In seats equipped with an airbag seatbelt, JetBlue-provided seatbelt extensions must be used in conjunction with the seatbelt to secure the CRS. For safety purposes, if the CRS is not able to be properly secured with the airbag seatbelt, the customer may be required to move to a seat with a standard seatbelt in order to use the CRS.