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The Best Airlines For Families  

Ranker Travel
36 votes 9 voters 10 items

List Rules Vote up the airlines you prefer when traveling with your family.

Whether you are planning your next family vacation or holiday excursion look to this list to find the best family airlines. Each airline offers their own advantages when it comes to traveling with children (or crying babies) such as family boarding, inflight entertainment, and advance seat assignments to make sure your family sits together. There are a few airlines that offer family deals when it comes to flying together such as infant/child pricing as well. Airlines are often changing their amenities and policies, so be sure to confirm your travel plans and check back with this list before your next family flight to see which currently rank among the top family-friendly airlines.

Delta Air Lines is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Airlines For Families
Photo: Delta Air Lines

Family boarding: Yes, for families with strollers

Inflight entertainment: On 90% of fleet

Advance seat assignment: Yes (If you are traveling on a Basic Economy fare, your seat will be automatically assigned at check-in.)

Baggage fees: First bag $25, second bag $35

WiFi availability and cost: $16 North American Day Pass

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Southwest Airlines is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Airlines For Families
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Family boarding: Yes (between groups A and B)

Inflight entertainment: With purchase of WiFi

Advance seat assignment: No (boarding is done by group assignment)

Baggage fees: Two bags free

WiFi availability and cost: $8 all day access

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JetBlue is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Airlines For Families
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Family boarding: Pre-boarding for families with children under the age of 2

Inflight entertainment: Yes

Advance seat assignment: Yes

Baggage fees: First bag $30, second bag $40

WiFi availability and cost: Free

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Alaska Airlines is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Airlines For Families
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Alaska Airlines

Family boarding: Yes, for families with children under 2 years old

Inflight entertainment: Yes through use of the Gogo App

Advance seat assignment: Yes

Baggage fees: First bag $25, second bag $25

WiFi availability and cost: $19 day pass through Gogo

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