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Book JetBlue Flights for an Unaccompanied Minor

JetBlue Unaccompanied Minors

Are you looking to book flights for an Unaccompanied Minor (UMNR)? Well, look no further, because here at Alternative Airlines, it's super easy and stress-free to book those flights! Use our handy guide to find out more about JetBlue's policy on travel for Unaccompanied Minors and how to book a flight for a UMNR with JetBlue through our site.

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Book Flights for Unaccompanied Minors with JetBlue

JetBlue Airways considers children as Unaccompanied Minors if they are travelling alone and are aged between 5 and under 14 years old. JetBlue currently has a limit of 3 Unaccompanied Minors per flight, so we recommend booking well in advance. Unaccompanied Minors cannot be booked on flights with JetBlue flying to/from London, UK.

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Have a Question? Our Customer Service Team is Here to Help

If you have any questions that you may have about your booking or would like assistance when booking a flight for an Unaccompanied Minor, our Customer Service Team will be happy to help! You can reach us by visiting our Contact Us page. Your question might be in our Help Guide, so check this out too if you need assistance.

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How to Book Flights for an Unaccompanied Minor

Search for flights

Using our search form at the top of the page, fill in the departure/arrival airports, the dates that the UMNR will be flying and the fare type. Hit the 'Search Flights' button when you're ready.

Select your JetBlue flights

Once the search results have loaded, you'll see all the available flights based on your search criteria. If you'd like to only see flights operated by a specific airline, e.g. JetBlue, you can apply the 'Airline' filter to your results. If JetBlue isn't an option, this may be because there are no flights available with JetBlue based on your search - you can try changing the dates of travel or different airports.

Enter UMNR passenger information and parent/guardian contact details

Enter the passenger details of the UMNR. When you enter the UMNR's Date of Birth, the passenger will automatically be recognised as an Unaccompanied Minor. You'll then need to fill in the contact information for the UMNR's parent or guardian. JetBlue charges a fee for travel of a UMNR which will be automatically applied to your booking - you can see this in the payment breakdown.

We'll send the e-ticket to the booking contact's email address as soon as the booking has been confirmed.

Drop-off and Pickup

Please read the following important information about the drop-off and pick-up procedure for your Unaccompanied Minor flying with JetBlue.

For drop-off:
The parent/guardian must fill out JetBlue's Unaccompanied Minor Form and have three completed copies for each flight with JetBlue that the UMNR is travelling on. The name of the UMNR's parent/guardian must be the same as presented on the parent/guardian's photo ID. Gate passes may be issued based on the TSA's discretion and are not guaranteed - you can check availability for gate passes at the JetBlue airport ticket counter. The parent/guardian is not allowed to leave the airport and is advised to remain at the gate until the UMNR is onboard the aircraft and the aircraft has departed.

For pick up
: The parent/guardian picking up the UMNR must arrive at the airport no later than 30 minutes before the flight is scheduled to arrive. A gate pass can be requested at JetBlue's ticket counter in the airport so that the parent/guardian can pick up the UMNR at the departure gate.

The name, address and cell phone number of the parent/guardian will be required upon drop-off and pick-up of the UMNR.

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JetBlue Unaccompanied Minor FAQs

What is a JetBlue Unaccompanied Minor?

Children aged between 5 and under 14 years old can be booked as Unaccompanied Minors (UMNR) with JetBlue. The UMNR can only travel on nonstop JetBlue flights and will not be permitted on connecting flights. The UMNR must understand and comply with all of the cabin crew's instructions. Unaccompanied Minors with JetBlue are allowed access to in-flight entertainment.

Can an Unaccompanied Minor fly to or from international destinations?

Yes, JetBlue does provide an Unaccompanied Minor service to/from its international destinations. However, JetBlue doesn't currently allow UMNRs on board flights to and from London, UK. Additionally, the UMNR can only fly on non-stop or direct flights with JetBlue.

What information will be needed to book JetBlue flights for an Unaccompanied Minor?

You will need the following information when making your UMNR reservation:

The child's full name, age and date of birth

Any allergies or medical conditions the child may have

Your relationship with the Unaccompanied Minor

Telephone number(s), including area code

How can an Unaccompanied Minor prepare for travel?

At Alternative Airlines, we recommend making copies of the UMNR's itinerary - one copy for the Unaccompanied Minor and one for whoever is picking them up at the destination airport. Check-in online 24 hours before the flight is scheduled to depart to receive the UMNR's boarding pass. If you have any questions or require assistance with the UMNR booking process, you can also contact our Customer Service Team who will be happy to help.

How do I drop off an Unaccompanied Minor at the airport?

If you are using JetBlue's Unaccompanied Minor service and you're the UMNR's parent or guardian, you'll need to ensure you arrive at the airport with enough time to park, pass through security and get to the departure gate with the UMNR. As the parent or guardian, you'll need to request a gate pass at the JetBlue ticket counter inside the airport in order to accompany the UMNR all the way through to the departure gate. Three copies of the UMNR form will be required as well as the parent/guardian's name, address and cell phone number documented on the form and booking. The parent or guardian is not permitted to leave the airport until the UMNR has boarded the aircraft and the flight has departed.

How do I pick up an Unaccompanied Minor at the airport?

If you're picking up an Unaccompanied Minor who has flown with JetBlue, you'll need to arrive at the airport no later than 30 minutes before the flight is scheduled to arrive. The parent or guardian that is picking up the UMNR must have their name, address and cell phone number documented on the UMNR form/booking.

What can a UMNR expect during the JetBlue flight?

On the flight with JetBlue, the Unaccompanied Minor must understand and comply with all of the instructions provided by the cabin crew and other staff. Unaccompanied Minors are not permitted to use Mint or Even More Space seats and will be seated at the rear of the aircraft, close to the inflight crew, for safety precautions and if the UMNR needs assistance. The UMNR will have access to JetBlue's in-flight entertainment - JetBlue takes no responsibility for the content watched by the UMNR.

What is the JetBlue Unaccompanied Minor fee?

There is a fee of $150 USD per person and per route for unaccompanied minors to travel with JetBlue. When you book a JetBlue flight through Alternative Airlines and use the Unaccompanied Minor service, the fee will automatically be applied to your booking and can be viewed in the price breakdown.