You may choose to purchase your little one his/her own seat and use an approved car seat on the plane. The seat must have a solid back and seat, restraint straps installed to securely hold the child and a label indicating approval for use on an aircraft. Look for the label on it that states, “This restraint device is approved for motor vehicle and aircraft use.” Use of the FAA-approved AMSafe Aviation C.A.R.E.S. child harness device is also allowed.
- Car seats cannot be placed in emergency exit rows, in the rows directly in front of or behind emergency exit rows, or in the very first row. We also suggest placing car seats in window seats so they do not impede access to the aisle by other passengers.
- If you're bringing a stroller, you can take it to the gate but it must be checked from there
For more information about traveling with infants and children, visit our Families page.