Rent our CARES Harness for Children and for Flyers with Special Needs.

The first and only FAA-approved safety restraint system designed specifically for aviation use for children over one year old who weigh between 22 and 44 pounds while our CARES for Flyers with Special Needs is now approved for use by kids, teens and adults with special needs. Both are easy to install and weigh less than a pound!

CARES or Special CARES for a Special Needs Traveler?

Child Size CARES Special CARES Requires FAA Permit*
22-44 lbs; up to 40″ tall X    
Special needs flyers 41-56″ tall X   X
Special needs flyers over 5 ft. tall   X X

CARES and Special CARES are only certified for children up to 40 inches AND 44 pounds. If the user is taller than 40 inches and over 44 pounds, a special permit (EXEMPTION LETTER) must be obtained from the FAA. The user should carry this letter every time he flies. For more information, please click here.


1-21 days rental – $13.95 per CARES
Extra days (initial reservation only) – $0.25 per CARES
Extension request (after initial reservation) – $4 per week per CARES
Regular shipping for 1-3 CARES (one way) – $7.99, $8.99
Express shipping for 1-3 CARES (one way) – $24.00
Return shipping label for 1-3 CARES – $8.29, $9.57 (currently not available)
CA State tax – 9.5% on CA orders only

Penalty Fees:
Late and replacement fee – $7.00 per day, per CARES (Maximum $49.00)
Lost/damaged chest clip – see Replacement fee

Customer Reviews

Based on 165 reviews
R.C. (IL)
Location: Chicago
Excellent Service

Great Product and Great Service. Arrived on time. Highly recommended.

Thank you

B.B. (TX)
Location: Texas
Great Experience

I needed harnesses for a trip with my three toddlers and was searching for an option other than purchasing. I found rentcares on google and I am so glad I did. I received the harnesses promptly and they were clean and ready to use. Returning them was easy and I had great communication throughout the process.

Carol Giuliani - https://www.seniortravelcompanionservices.com/

I relocate seniors cross country and was told I needed a harness to secure a disabled woman in the airplane seat with poor trunk strength. I was glad to be able to rent rather than buy your product. My client was happy with the savings. Process was smooth and easy, product was fine. Thanks much!

Susan, NJ

This was the first time my daughter in law was flying with my granddaughter and the harness was great, thanks again for such a fantastic service.

Carolyn, WA

Using this service was the best decision we could have made. Flying with two young children is never easy but this made it a breeze on the plane. The kids are used to traveling in a car seat with a harness and with this harness it made plane travel just like any other travel for them. And, unless you travel often, buying one just does not make sense. We traveled for over 20 days and the rent on two was the equivalent ( if not less) than it would have been to purchase just one and only use a few times before they out grew it. It arrived in plenty of time for our trip, and with the included envelope it was very easy to return. I would HIGHLY recommend!!