Children


Unaccompanied Minors

Unaccompanied Minors (UM) are children between 5 and 11 years of age who are traveling without an adult (at least 18 years of age).  An Unaccompanied Minor Fee of $100 for each flight segment will be charged in addition to the regular fare.  UM paperwork must be completed prior to departure.

Public Charters cannot accept Unaccompanied Minors with connecting flights or on International flights.

Infants

Children younger than 2 years old at the time of travel, may travel for free as long as they sit on the lap of another passenger who is 18 years or older.  They MUST be included on the reservation at the time the booking is made along with their full name and date of birth.  Passengers arriving at the airport without a reservation for lap children may be denied boarding for their child.

If you would like your infant to occupy their own seat, the full available fare applies.  A child safety seat is also required.

Child Restraint Systems

A child/infant safety seat will be allowed in the passenger compartment if the passenger:

  • Has an approved child seat, and
  • Has reserved a seat for the child

The seat will be inspected during check-in to ensure it is an approved child safety seat which meets the following criteria:

  • The child/infant restraint seat must have a solid back and seat and restraint straps installed to securely hold the child to the seat.  The restraint seat must be able to be properly secured by the seat belt to the passenger seat.
  • Seats approved for use during takeoff and landing as well as in flight use must be labeled according to the criteria below:
    • Child restraint seats manufactured between January 1 , 1981 and February 25, 1985 must bear the following label to be considered acceptable:

“THIS CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM CONFORMS TO ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS.”

WARNING

Vests and harness-type child restraint systems manufactured before February 26, 1985, bearing the above label are not approved for use, and must be checked or stowed in the overhead bin.

 

  •  Child restraint seats manufactured after February 26, 1985 which are certified for use in aircraft must have two (2) labels:

“THIS CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM CONFORMS TO ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS.”

And:

“THIS RESTRAINT IS CERTIFIED FOR USE IN MOTOR VEHICLES AND AIRCRAFT.” (In red lettering)

 

  •  Seats bearing EITHER a label showing approval of a foreign government OR a label showing that the seat was manufactured under the standards of the United Nations.
  • Child Aviation Restraint System (CARES) may not be used on seats where the restraining strap will interfere with the proper stowage of the tray table.

WARNING

In accordance with FAR 121.311, effective September 3, 1996, the following types of restraints are prohibited for use on board aircraft:

  • Booster type seats with no hard back or restraints.
  • Lap held child restraints
  • Vest and Harness Type restraint systems
  • Belly Belts
  • Unlabeled seats and seats manufactured    before January 1, 1981

NOTE:

The only Flight Vests usable during cruise flight are the Baby B’Air Flight Vests.  These flight vests are prohibited from use during taxi, takeoff, and landing. The flight vest may only be used by lap children provided the vest is attached to an adult’s seatbelt, and the child is not 2 years old or older.