JetBlue Gives You Free Flights When Babies Cry

a man holding a baby in a baby carrier

While I don’t have any personal experience, I hear that traveling with young children can be difficult, and at a minimum, requires a great deal of advance planning. But no matter how much planning you do, there’s not much you can do when babies cry. In fact, that’s probably the main reason that frequent travelers invest in a pair of noise-cancelling headphones.

In advance of Mother’s Day, JetBlue released a cute video highlighting a promotion that ran on a recent flight from New York to Long Beach. During the flight, for each baby that cried, passengers received a 25% discount on an upcoming flight. In other words, four babies crying equals free flights for all.

It’s clear that this is more of a marketing play than an ongoing promotion, but it’s a fun video nonetheless that makes you appreciate the effort that goes into traveling with young ones. Check it out, and happy early Mother’s Day!


  1. Gloria and I spent quite some time back in December poking fun of that picture. It’s a good photo, don’t get me wrong, but it’s staged in such a weird pose that we can’t envision real parents being in. Point is that baby gear companies make parenting seem far more graceful than it actually is.

  2. four 25% discounts don’t equal a free flight…unless they decided to do some sort of magic math. but i get it, i know, that’s not the point…

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