Traveling With ChildrenTraveling With Infants / Children In Lap
Infants and children less than 2 years old may travel for free, on MetJet flights, if an adult holds the infant for the duration of the flight. However, if the adult intends to place the infant in an FAA-approved child restraint during take-off, landing or in flight a seat must be purchased for them. A birth certificate for "lap children" will be required upon check in at the airport.
DO NOT INCLUDE THE CHILD IN THE PASSENGER COUNT WHEN BOOKING A TICKET. Parents traveling with "lap children" must check in at the MetJet Counter.
Infants less than 8 days old are not allowed onboard.
Car Seats / Child Restraints
If you purchase a seat for your child, you may want to consider using a FAA approved child restraint device (i.e., car seat) for safety. Some restraint devices have been banned by the FAA for use in planes and many devices manufactured before the FAA's ban may still carry a symbol indicating they are approved for aircraft use. For a list of safety recommendations download the convenient FAA Child Guide.
Strollers are not permitted on board the aircraft and must either be gate checked, or checked in at the ticket counter. Any stroller or car seat checked in as baggage does not count against the baggage limitations outlined in our Baggage Center link within the site.
Strollers over 25 pounds must be checked in at the MetJet Ticket Counter. Strollers under 25 pounds can be used within the terminal, and then checked in as baggage during the boarding process at the gate. Upon arrival, gate checked strollers will be made available at the jet bridge/gate and items checked in at the counter will be available at the baggage claim carousel upon arrival.
MetJet defines unaccompanied minors as anyone between the ages of 5 years of age through 17 years of age. There are no fees for unaccompanied minors on MetJet flights, but all unaccompanied minors must be checked in, and identified, at the MetJet ticket counter. They must be checked in, and escorted to the gate by an adult, that will be present until the plane takes off. Upon arrival at their destination the adult listed as the "qualified adult" will have to meet these minors, as well as provide a government issued ID before they can take possession of the minors.
Children under the age of 5 may not travel without an accompanying adult.