JetBlue is definitely one of our favorite airlines to fly, especially when traveling within the US. We’ve flown them to Cuba, Nashville, Jamaica, Cartagena, Colombia, and more. We have many reasons we love the airline but below are our top 6 which make flying JetBlue with kids a breeze.
JetBlue Doesn’t Charge to Pick Your Seats
JetBlue is one of the few U.S. based airlines that hasn’t joined the trend of charging to choose seats. If you want extra leg room you will be subject to a fee but other than that you can preselect your seats for no additional charge. When flying JetBlue with kids this is essential so your family won’t be split up.
JetBlue with Kids: Free Checked Stroller and Car Seat
When flying JetBlue with kids strollers and car seats always fly for free. Whether you choose to gate check them or check them at the counter you don’t have to worry about any fees.
JetBlue Offers Free WiFi
There is nothing like WiFi to keep kids entertained when flying. JetBlue is the only airline that offers free WiFi for every seat on every plane. Service is only available within the continental U.S. but if you are on an international flight you will have other entertainment options provided below.
JetBlue Offers Free DIRECTV on Domestic Flights
Don’t you just hate when your child’s tablet dies midair (why I always carry a portable charger)? Another reason flying JetBlue with kids is amazing is that every seat has a personal TV. On those TVs JetBlue flights also offer complimentary DIRECTV within the continental U.S.
JetBlue Offers Free Movies on International Flights
While JetBlue’s DIRECTV service only works within the continental U.S. that doesn’t mean you’ll be bored on your international flight. For all international flights JetBlue offers free movies and you will get to choose from 3 options, or watch them all if you’re flight is longer.
JetBlue Offers Free XM Radio
If T.V. or the internet aren’t your thing you can choose from 100 different stations on SIRIUS XM Radio.
JetBlue Offers Free Unlimited Drinks and Snacks
On U.S. based airlines their in-flight service typically includes one drink and either peanuts or pretzels. However, we all know that is never enough when flying with kids. On JetBlue you will get to choose from 5 different snacks and have as many as you’d like! We’ve definitely tested the limits on this and had no issues getting as many as we’d like. Your choices are:
- Cheez-It® crackers
- Rold Gold® Pretzels
- PopCorners® popcorn chips
- Skeeter™ Nut-Free chocolate chip cookies
- TERRA® Sweets & Blues™ potato chips
For unlimited drinks you can choose from:
- Coke® / Diet Coke® / Coke Zero® / Sprite® / Sprite Zero®
- Seagram’s® Ginger Ale
- Seagram’s® Seltzer Water
- Seagram’s® Tonic Water
- Ocean Spray® Cranberry Juice Cocktail
- Ocean Spray® Orange Juice
- Ocean Spray® Apple Juice
- Ocean Spray® Pineapple Juice
- Campbell’s® Tomato Juice
- Mr. & Mrs. T Bloody Mary Mix
- Fuze Iced Tea®
- Dasani™ Bottled Water
If you’re a bit more hungry that the complimentary snacks can satisfy you can purchase other food on board ranging from $4-$12.
Overall we love flying JetBlue with kids because of their unlimited snacks, TV and free WiFi. Check out our reviews on other airlines like Spirit, Qatar Airways, Scandinavian Airlines and TigerAir. Did you find this post helpful? Please share it!