Traveling with kids or Infants?
We want to help make your flight smooth and comfortable for your little ones. Find out some tips and resources to help make your trip as enjoyable as possible!
A few tips to know about traveling with kids:
- Bring a well-stocked carry-on bag, including diapers, wipes, bottles, snacks, a sippy cup, a book or two, and some quiet toys. If the child is old enough, download a couple of educational videos onto an iPad. This is a great attention-holder.
- If you're bringing electronics for your kids, make sure they are charged and ready to go before your flight.
- Comforting toys are great but keep other passengers in mind. Leave the noisy toys at home.
- More leg room for you and extra space for toys is always a good thing on a flight with kids. Our stretch seating is a great way to get the space you need.
- Babies and young children do not know how to clear their ears to reduce the pressure during takeoff and landing so unless your child is asleep, you will need to help them. We suggest a bottle for infants and gum or hard candy for older kids.
- We offer snacks, and beverages for sale on most flights (something to consider if the toys aren’t working or you run out of snacks)!
- If you opt for packing your own snacks, bring along a Ziploc bag for wrappers and other garbage. This will come in handy throughout your flight with kids.
Safety and Policies
We know you want to make your child's trip easy and safe. There are some federal rules we need to follow to ensure the safety of infants and children.
A few things to know about traveling with lap infants:
- Infants can travel for free, sitting on your lap from seven days old up to his/her second birthday. Please Note: A birth certificate may be requested for age verification purposes if the infants' age appears questionable.
- Lap children may not sit in any seat that has an airbag seat belt installed which includes row 1 on most aircrafts.
- Two adults with two lap children cannot sit in the same side of a row because there are only four oxygen masks per every three seats.
- Only one child is allowed per adult lap. If you are traveling with two infants and you are the only adult in your party, you will need to purchase a ticket for them and have an approved car seat for the second child.
A few things to know about traveling with car seats and strollers:
- You may choose to purchase your little one his/her own seat and use an approved car seat on the plane, this is the safest way, if you can, we encourage you to do so. Our seat widths vary depending on the size of the aircraft. Minimum seat widths on the A319 and A320 are 17.4” and on our A321 minimum seat widths are 16.5”.
- Car seats cannot be placed in emergency exit rows, in the rows directly in front or behind of 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 isle by other passengers.
- If you're bringing a stroller, you can take it to the gate but it must be checked from there
Pssst... Frontier Tip: Make sure your car seat is approved by the FAA. 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.
A few things to know about traveling while breastfeeding:
- We fully support a woman’s right to breastfeed on our flights. Breast pumps are also welcome aboard.
- We consider a breast pump to be a medical device. View the Frontier medical device policy under Sports Equipment and Special Items.
Is your child flying alone?
When your kids are going on a solo trip, you can rest assured that they are in safe hands. Here’s how we get young travelers from departure to arrival without any fuss.
A few things to know about unaccompanied minor travel:
- We do not accept unaccompanied minors less than 5 years of age.
- Unaccompanied minors can only travel on nonstop flights.
- There is an unaccompanied minor service charge of $110 per direction, per child to cover extra handling and an in-flight beverage and snack. The fee is not included in the ticket cost. It can be paid in advance when booking your ticket at FlyFrontier.com or at the airport when the child is checked in.
- Please Note: Our snack items may contain nuts, soy, wheat, dairy, or eggs. Snack items may be packaged in a facility that processes peanuts and other nuts.
- The name, phone number, and address of the adults who will be dropping off the child at the airport and picking the child up from the airport are required. Additionally, an Unaccompanied Minor Request for Carriage Form must be completed by the adult bringing the child to the airport.
- Because we want your child's travel experience to be as smooth as possible, we recommend that you check in at least two hours prior to departure. The Unaccompanied Minor Request for Carriage Form is required at check-in and must be completed by the person bringing the child to the airport. To save time, the form may be completed online and printed prior to arriving at the airport.
- You'll need to escort your child to the gate and wait until the aircraft has taken off before you leave the airport. The TSA will grant only one pass to one adult for gate access.
- During courtesy boarding, one of our representatives will escort your child onto the plane, assist with any carry-on luggage, and introduce your child to the crew.
- For safety reasons, we will only release the child to the designated recipient. Be sure to let the adult who is picking up your child know to bring a photo identification and to arrive at the airport early enough to obtain a pass from our ticket counter. The designated recipient must be a named person and cannot be an organization such as a youth camp. For your child's safety, he/she won't be released to the designated recipient until the identification has been reviewed by one of our employees. Upon arrival, your child will have a personal escort from the aircraft to the designated pick-up person.
- Minors traveling alone between the ages of 15 -17 are not required to have identification however it is recommend to have one of the following:
- Driver's license
- School ID
- Company ID
- Library card
- Birth certificate
- Social security card
Pssst... Frontier Tip:Traveling alone for the first time can be scary. Help your young, solo traveler feel more comfortable by packing plenty of activities for his/her journey – books, headphones, and downloaded mobile games are all encouraged!
A few tips to know about unaccompanied minor travel to Mexico:
Additional documentation is required for Mexican nationals traveling as unaccompanied minors or traveling with adults other than the parents of the child. Any child under the age of 18 who is a citizen of Mexico and is traveling without a parent or legal guardian, has dual citizenship (one being Mexican), is a permanent resident of Mexico, or a temporary resident of Mexico (e.g. on a student visa) must present one of the following when checking in with Frontier:
- Notarized Letter of Consent
- Departure for Minors forms(also known as the SAM format) Access the free Departure for Minor Form
- Court Letter
Please Note: If the minor is traveling with one or both parents no additional documentation is required
We recognize that the safe transport of your child is your number one concern—it also happens to be ours. Please contact Frontier Reservations at 801-401-9000 with any questions.
Traveling with pets?
Pets are like family. That’s why we’re committed to keeping your dogs, cats, hamsters, and more safe and sound on their trip. If you would like to take your critter on your next trip, there are few things you need to know first.
A few things to know before traveling with pets:
- A one-way, directional charge of $75 will apply and may be paid in advance during booking. If you do not pay in advance, you’ll need to pay when you check-in your pet. In addition to the travel container for your pet, you are allowed either a personal item (8”H x 14”W x 18”L) OR a carry-on bag (10”H x 16”W x 24”L). An additional fee will apply for the carry-on bag.
- We do not allow pets to be checked as baggage.
- Be sure to look into the applicable laws, customs, and other governmental regulations, requirements or restrictions of the country, state or territory to which your animal is being transported. This is your responsibility. Also remember to obtain your pet’s required health documents.
- We recommend that pets have food or water within four hours of departure.
Pssst... Frontier Tip: Make your trip a little smoother by checking what the state requirements of your destination are regarding animals - some require health certificates, others don’t!
A few things to know about traveling with pets in the cabin:
- Only certain animals are allowed in the cabin:
- Domesticated dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, or small household birds may be carried on flights within the United States. Sorry, no reptiles or arachnids (and please, no lions, or tigers or bears).
- Only domesticated dogs and cats may be carried to or from international destinations.
- Pets are allowed in the cabin on all domestic Frontier flights, and on international flights to/from the Dominican Republic and Mexico.
- You may not sit in row one or an exit row when traveling with a pet.
- For safety reasons, your pet must remain in the travel container at all times. If your pet is disruptive, it’s up to you to soothe him/her without taking him/her from the pet container.
Please Note: While it might be tempting to help comfort your pet, most veterinarians advise against sedating pets for travel since the effects of tranquilizers on animals at higher altitudes are unpredictable.
- We ask that you do not provide food or water to your pet while traveling on the aircraft. The stress of traveling, the motion of the aircraft, and other factors could make your pet uncomfortable.
- Please Note: No oxygen will be administered to a pet in the event of an emergency.
A few things to know about your pet's traveling container:
- The travel container must be large enough for the pet to stand, turn around, and lie down in a natural position (you want your pet to be comfortable, don’t you?). The carrier must also fit underneath the seat in front of you. There may be certain seats that cannot accommodate your pet container, but we'll work with you to get a seat assignment with space.
- Maximum dimensions for a pet container are 18" length x 14" width x 8" height.
- We recommend the container be a soft-sided case.
- Your pet must stay in its container at all times.
Pet Health and Wellness
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulates the transport of pets within the U.S. While we do not require a health certificate for pets carried in the cabin traveling within the U.S., upon arrival, a certificate may be required by the specific state in which you are landing. For clarification, please call your veterinarian or see the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Veterinary Services.
For international travel, a health certificate is required. Each country may have vaccination requirements beyond the requirements listed here. Consulates can provide more information regarding other diseases for which your pet must be vaccinated.
A few things to know about your pet's health certificate:
- Must be dated based on country on entry:
- Within 10 days of entry into the U.S
- Within 15 days for entry in the Dominican Republic
- Within 14 days of entry into Costa Rica
- Within 5 days of entry into Mexico
- Must include:
- Name and address of the owner
- Animal species
- Country of origin/destination
- Immunization against rabies within 12 months for:Adult pets 3 months of age or older for all destinations except Costa Rica. Costa Rica defines adult pets as 4 months of age and older. Please Note: The immunization must be administered no more than one year and no less than 30 days prior to international travel. If a pet received a rabies booster less than thirty days before an international flight, proof of the prior rabies shot is required.
- Additional requirements by country
- Mexico and the Dominican Republic require a statement on the health certificate that the pet is free from parasites and has been treated for parasite prevention.
- The following vaccinations are recommended: hepatitis, PIP and leptospirosis.