Check Unaccompanied Minor Policy

JetBlue Unaccompanied Minor Policy

JetBlue provides a unique service for children between 5 and under 14 years old traveling alone. The Jetblue Unaccompanied Minor (UMNR) policy ensures their safe and convenient travel experience.

JetBlue Minor Policy - JetBlue Unaccompanied Minor Age 

Jetblue Airways Unaccompanied Minor Policy

Jetblue minor policy is obligatory for kids aged between 5 and under 14. Once a child reaches their 14th birthday and travels solo, they are no longer considered an unaccompanied minor and must be booked as an adult. Still, customers can request additional support under such conditions.

To ensure safety, JetBlue limits the number of unaccompanied minors on each flight to three. The travel for unaccompanied minors can be booked with an automatic application of a $150 per-person, per-way fee added to the total price at the time of booking.

Please note that currently, unaccompanied minors cannot travel on JetBlue flights to and from the U.K./Europe.

To book a seat on a JetBlue flight, go to JetBlue Reservations and pick the flight.

JetBlue Minor Policy - Required Documents & IDs

The Unaccompanied Minoer Form, available online, should be filled out before travel. You should print three copies of the completed form for each flight and bring them to the airport. This form will require the name of the person dropping off and picking up the child, as it appears on their photo ID.

JetBlue Minor Policy - Drop-off & Pick-up

The adult dropping off and picking up the unaccompanied minor must present a photo ID. The minimum age for the adult picking up an unaccompanied minor is 18 years old, and they must have a valid ID. Gate passes, though subject to TSA’s discretion and security recommendations, can be checked for availability at the JetBlue airport ticket counter.

  • Drop-off

The guardian/parent must carry three copies of the UMNR form. They must have their name, address, and cell phone number documented on the unaccompanied minor’s reservation. The guardian/parent should stay at the airport until the flight has departed.

  • Pick-up

The guardian/parent picking up the minor should arrive at the airport at least 30 minutes before the flight's scheduled arrival time. They must also have their name, address, and cell phone number documented on the UMNR's reservation.

JetBlue Unaccompanied Minor - Allowances & Restrictions

Unaccompanied minors are permitted only on nonstop flights. They are not allowed on connecting flights or direct flights (a flight that stops but doesn't change aircraft). JetBlue doesn't provide any escort for unaccompanied minors to flights connecting with other airlines.

For international travel, every country has specific documentation requirements. Customers are responsible for knowing these requirements and providing the necessary documentation. Unaccompanied minors cannot travel on JetBlue flights to and from U.K./Europe.

On board and In-flight 

Unaccompanied minors are seated at the back of the aircraft, in the last row (Seats ABC) for easier assistance by the inflight crew. They may not occupy Mint® or Even More® Space seats. Furthermore, unaccompanied minors, even when booked on a Blue Basic fare, are always allowed to carry-on bag.

Check the JetBlue Check-in policy for check-in requirements.

Check the JetBlue Baggage policy for baggage allowances on your flight booking.

Jetblue Unaccompanied Minor Policy - Age to Fly Alone

Children between the ages of 2 and 13 have the option to travel with another passenger who is at least 14 years old. In this case, the child is not considered as an "Unaccompanied Minor" by the airline.

Age GroupUnaccompanied Minor StatusPolicy
Under 5 yearsNot allowed to travel aloneMust be accompanied by an individual at least 14 years old
5 to 14 yearsMandatory Unaccompanied Minor ServiceOnly non-stop flights allowed
15 to 17 yearsOptional Unaccompanied Minor ServiceNon-stop and connecting flights allowed

The significant advantage here is that the unaccompanied minor fee is completely waived off if the child is traveling with another customer, even if this person is on a separate reservation. This means, as long as the child is accompanied by a passenger who is 14 years or older, the additional service fee of $25 per person is not applicable.

This policy is beneficial for those who can arrange for an older companion for their child during the flight, as it substantially reduces the cost of travel.

JetBlue Unaccompanied Minors Fee

The Unaccompanied Minor Service includes amenities to keep your child comfortable and engaged during the flight. The service fee is in addition to the ticket price and is non-refundable.

Service FeeInclusions
$150 (each way)Escort service during boarding and deplaning, in-flight amenities (snacks, entertainment), and supervision during the flight


Frequently Asked Questions
To allow your child to travel alone, you must complete an unaccompanied minor form and all necessary Customs and Immigration documents before the day of departure. This form should be kept with your child during their journey. At check-in, parents or guardians must also provide proof of the child's age, such as a birth certificate or passport.
To pick up an unaccompanied minor on JetBlue, you must first fill out the Unaccompanied Minor Form online before traveling. You must print three copies of the completed form for each flight and bring them with you to the airport. You will also need to enter the name of the person dropping off and picking up the child as it appears on their photo ID.
Yes, JetBlue permits up to three unaccompanied minors per nonstop flight. Travel agents are not able to book unaccompanied minors through the GDS and must contact JetBlue to make the booking. There is a $150 per person fee each way for unaccompanied minors, which will be charged when you call JetBlue.
JetBlue does not charge for lap infants (although taxes may be charged outside of the U.S.). However, you will be required to provide proof of the child's age, such as a birth certificate, passport, or immunization record.
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