JetBlue is pleased to provide assistance to our Customers who require Mobility/Wheelchair Assistance. Airport wheelchair service is available at all airport locations.
Please note: JetBlue does not offer curbside service at most of our airport locations. It is required that you make the request with a JetBlue crewmember inside the terminal so we can provide the curbside assistance needed.
Level entry boarding (jet bridge) is not available in all JetBlue cities. Some cities may use alternate boarding and deplaning methods in place of jet bridges. If you are unable to ascend or descend stairs, we recommend requesting special assistance with boarding and deplaning when making a reservation so our airport crewmembers can have the required equipment available. There may be an initial waiting period when the additional equipment needed is being utilized for another flight. Click here for the cities that do not have jet bridge level entry.
"Meet and Assist"
This service is offered to escort our customers to the gate and from the gate upon arrival when a wheelchair is not needed. The customer is mobile and able to walk but needs additional assistance. Please speak with one of our reservation crewmembers at 1-800-JETBLUE and they will be happy to add this service to your reservation for you.
Family member assistance
Customers wishing to have a family member assist to the departure gate or meet at the arrival gate, should note the following requirements:
A gate pass may be requested and will be issued dependent on the current airport security guidelines. In order to issue a gate pass for the arrival flight, the name of the family member meeting the flight should be noted in the reservation. Please call our reservation number, 1-800-JETBLUE, to add the name or let the airport crewmember know this information at the time of departure.
JetBlue offers preboarding on all of our flights for customers needing assistance in boarding.
- JetBlue offers pre-boarding on all our flights for our customers with disabilities. There is no pre-boarding announcement made in the gate area, however customers who have requested assistance in boarding will be boarded silently prior to our Even More™ customers.
- Silent boarding must be requested at the gate prior to our general boarding announcements in order to be one of the first to board the aircraft and stow belongings.
JetBlue’s boarding process:
- Silent Boarding for those customers who have requested assistance in boarding
- Even More™ Space customers early boarding: Rows 1-5 and Exit Rows 10 and 11 on the A320, and Row 1 and Exit Row 12 on the E190
- Pre-boarding for families with children under the age of two and customers needing additional assistance.
- Customers seated in Rows 20 and higher.
- All remaining customers.
Interested in changing your seat assignment? Just click here and provide your confirmation number, last name of the first person on the reservation and your origin and destination city.
We have specially-designed wheelchairs for our immobile customers to use in reaching their seats when boarding and deplaning our aircraft.
- If the use of an aisle chair is needed to assist in boarding and transferring to a seat, we recommend requesting this service when making your reservation.
- Upon arrival at the airport, please notify a JetBlue crewmember that the aisle chair will be needed to assist with boarding and transferring into a seat.
- If needed, a transfer sling and slide board will be provided to help with the transfers.
JetBlue welcomes service animals in the cabin, at no additional charge. JetBlue will accept one service animal per qualified individual with a disability. JetBlue will make every reasonable effort to accommodate you in the event that you require the assistance of two or more service animals. You may purchase a second seat so that the animal can be accommodated in accordance with FAA safety regulations or wait until a later flight (if the animals cannot be accommodated together at a single passenger seat).
Please note the following when traveling with a service animal:
- In order to provide the best accommodations, it is very helpful to advise us of your service animal prior to your flight by calling 1-800-JETBLUE.
- Service animal(s) may not obstruct an aisle or any other area used for an emergency evacuation. Service animals typically should remain on the floor; however, if the animal is small and well-behaved, circumstances may permit the animal to remain in your lap during all stages of flight.
- Certain unusual service animals (e.g. snakes, other reptiles, ferrets, rodents and spiders) pose unavoidable safety and/or public health concerns and will not be allowed on JetBlue flights. The release of such an animal in the aircraft could result in a direct threat to the health or safety of customers and crewmembers.
- Service animals in training are not accepted.
- Service animals may not occupy a seat.
- Except for travel to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, there are currently no vaccination requirements for service animals on domestic flights – Click Here for Pet or Service/Emotional Support Animal Vaccination and Documentation Requirements
- JetBlue will provide assistance to and from airport animal relief areas for customers and their service animals. Locations vary by airport; please ask an Airport Crewmember at the ticket counter or gate for assistance and/or directions.
Types of service animals
Service animals - A service animal has been through some type of training to perform a specific active function, such as path finding, picking up objects, carrying things, providing additional stability, responding to sounds, etc
Note: JetBlue will only accept service animals that are providing necessary assistance to the individual who is traveling.
Emotional Support/Psychiatric Service Animals - An emotional support or psychiatric service animal can only be used by persons with a diagnosed mental or emotional disorder and need not have specific training for that function but must be trained to behave appropriately in a public setting.
Service animals shall have identifiers such as identification cards, other written documentation, presence of harnesses, tags or “the credible verbal assurances of a qualified individual with a disability using the animal.”
Please note: documentation is not required as a condition for permitting an individual to travel with his or her service animal in the cabin unless a customer’s verbal assurance is not credible.
International travel with a service animal
If you are traveling with a service animal on an international flight, please read the additional health documentation requirements here.
JetBlue’s Complaints Resolution Official (CRO)
When a disability-related challenge arises while traveling with JetBlue, there are specially-trained crewmembers at each airport that are empowered to respond to your concerns. A JetBlue Complaints Resolution Official (CRO) ensures that federal regulations and JetBlue policies and procedures are strictly followed. You may ask to speak to a CRO at the airport as the need arises. If you need to speak to a CRO after you have left the airport, please call 1-800-JETBLUE and one will be provided on the telephone to discuss your concerns.