JetBlue Airways baggage policy

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Jetblue Baggage Policies

Carry-on bags

Recently, the policy regarding carry-on bags has been updated. Take the time to read the policy thoroughly.

All prices are inclusive of an item for personal use. It could be either the daypack, purse or laptop bag or an approved pet carrier. Personal items should not be larger than 17 inches (43.2cm),13cm wide (33.3cm) 8cm in height (20.32cm).

All Blue Plus, Blue Extra and Blue fares include carry-on bags. The maximum size shouldn't be larger than 22 inches (55.88cm) and 14cm (35.56cm) and 9cm (22.86cm). Customers who bought domestic Blue Extra, Mint, or Mint tickets within the U.S.

(or an Even MORE(r) Space seat that covers both legs in the event of a connection) can be sure that their bags will be permitted onboard provided they meet all requirements. 

Certain routes come with overhead bins, and that is contingent on the availability. A few passengers who belong to the last passenger group might need to check their bags at security.

Blue Basic fares do not allow carry-on bags. All luggage that is carried on, with the exception of personal belongings, must be checked in and assessed a fee. The cost for your second or your first checked bag is $65 or $180.

Two exceptions are permitted:

  • Mosaic members are provided with bags for carry-on luggage and early board.
  • Travelers who are flying to or from London (including connecting flights)
  • Combining the Blue Basic fare with an even More(r) Space seat (on both legs) and connecting
  • Active U.S. military
  • Unaccompanied minors

Blue Basic customers only who have purchased an Even(r), Space seat (on all legs when connecting) are allowed to carry their bags.

Blue Basic customers who have added pets can board using their own item and pet carrier.

Customers who buy an additional seat can also check in additional bags based on the cost option. The FAA stipulates that the amount allowed for personal items as well as carry-on bags is not affected since they are per-person, and not per seat.

Bags with handles that are checked

Your luggage can be delivered to your destination. You can bring 2 bags from the moment you book your flight until you arrive at the airport. If your flight isn't carrying baggage for jetblue that is checked, you can save money.

Check that your bag has at least the required weight and size prior to packing. Additional charges will be charged for bags that are larger than the size of 62 inches (157.48cm) in width, length, and height.

Mosaic passengers flying on American-operated flights, as well in Advantage elite members who travel who fly JetBlue-operated flights can qualify for two bags when they check in

Bags that aren't heavy enough or too big can pose the risk of.

Bags not meeting the weight or dimensions restrictions will be charged accordingly.

  • 51lbs (23.13kg) between 99-51 lbs (44.91kg) $150 per bag/PS120 for transport to and from London
  • From 63 inches (160 cm) to 80 inches (203.3 cm) including handles and wheels. $150 for bags/PS120 for transport to and from London

Additional charges may be applicable to bookings for additional bags or other items that need to be checked-in. This is done at the airport or up to 24 hours before departure.

You may add a fishing rod or skim board to your reservation at any time. The baggage fee for jetblue baggage check-in be applied to the fare. However, the rod or skim board will not be subject to additional charges if it falls within the weight limit.

The following fees apply to checked bags that are added to baggage at airports up to 24 hours prior to departure. For travel to London using another route, there is the cost of $150 or $200.

You can get $5 off the cost of your checked bags If you make your purchase less than 24 hours before departure, you are able to add two bags to your order. The charges for checked bags will not be refunded if you cancel your entire reservation prior to the departure.

Fees for checked bags

Checked bags that are added to your bag at the airport within 24 hours of departure will be subject to the following fees. For any other route, the fee is $150 or $200 for PS150 to/from London.

You can save $5 on your checked bag fees for $5, you can add 2 checked bags to your order (more than 24 hours prior to departure). Checked bag fees cannot be refunded if you cancel your entire booking prior to departure.

Only the airport or check-in can apply the fee for the third (or additional) checked bag.

Size and weight of the checked bag

Bags should not exceed 62 inches (157.48 cm) overall in dimensions (length + width + length) or 50 pounds (22.2 kg) in weight. Bags that do not meet these dimensions or weight restrictions will be charged a fee.

If a bag is both overweight and large, both the overweight fee as well as the oversized fee will be charged.

Bags that are too big

  • $150 for a bag measuring 63-80 inches (160-203.3cm), with wheels and handles
  • Bags larger than 80 inches (203.3 cm), will not be accepted

Overweight bags

  • 51-99 pounds (23.13-44.91 kg): $150 per bag
  • Bags weighing more than 99 pounds (44.91kg) will not be accepted

Pet Policies

We don't care if are a cat or dog person. We'd like to make the journey of your furry friend enjoyable.

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  • International travel.
  • You'll have to verify the entry requirements, documents and vaccination requirements for your pet at every destination.
  • U.S. 
  • There is only one pet carrier which is approved by the ASPCA. Your pet and the pet's carrier are yours to keep. They should be able be placed under the seat in front. The pet's carrier shouldn't exceed 17.5"L and 12.5"Wx8.5 inches (43.18cm Lx31.75cmW and 21.59cmH) and shouldn't weigh more than 20 pounds. The pet carrier can be purchased on the internet or from the JFK T5 ticket desk (subject to availability and credit card payment only).
  • Blue Basic pet food carriers are not allowed.
  • A pet for each pet carrier is allowed. If the door is shut the pet must be permitted to rotate their heads.
  • If you are at the airport, or on board an airplane the pet are required to be inside the pet carrier.

Mint is the only way to reserve your pet. You cannot bring small pets or cats with you to the cabin., JetBlue app and via phone are all options to reserve your pet. 

The price for pet insurance for each excursion is $125 (one hundred twenty-five US dollars). It can be added to your reservation by going to the Extras section.

  • Per traveller, two pets are allowed. Each pet has their own pet carrier. A second seat as well as a pet fee must be paid in order to permit an additional pet.
  • You can bring up to six animals on a flight and you must book your tickets early.
  • We understand how important it is to take care of your pet. Mint isn't a suitable pet to keep as pet.
  • It is strongly advised to use an aisle seat or window seat. Storage under the seat isn't permitted for bulkheads, exit rows or any other seats that are restricted.
  • Pets aren't allowed on interline/codeshare bookings regardless of where or when they were made. This applies to certain nonstop American Airlines flights within U.S. American Airlines will confirm the details of your pet, and then add the cost to the reservation.
  • TrueBlue members receive 300 points for adding an animal to the reservation.

Do you travel with your service dog?

Different rules and policies apply to animals as opposed to humans.

Pet Travel Checklist

It's simple to take your pet on a trip if you've got everything set. This checklist will ensure that you have everything you require for a successful trip.

  • The documentation and vaccinations are mandatory.
  • Identification tags
  • Pet license
  • FAA certified pet carrier. Sizes are 17" L. and 12" W.
  • Treats for pets and chews (pets can also poke their ears)
  • The most beloved toy you can smell
  • Pet items to bring along during the trip
  • The exercise your pet does prior to the flight. This will help them adjust faster to their new environment and let them rest more peacefully during flights.

Pet policy for In-Cabin

An approved airline carrier is required if your cat or dog meets the requirements of Jetblue Airlines Pet Policy. Your pet must be able to stand and turn, the carrier must have water resistance, ventilation, and must be secure. 

The carrier should be able to fit under your seat. The pet must be in the carrier throughout the flight.

Per flight, only four (4) pets can be allowed. A fourth pet is allowed per flight if booked at the airport ticket counter within 24 hours.

Pets are allowed

Small cats and dogs.

Age Requirements

To fly domestically, puppies and kittens must have at least 8 weeks old

Route restrictions

JetBlue does not allow pets to travel to Jamaica, Barbados or St Lucia. Pets are allowed on flights to and from Mexico. St. Maarten is not allowed for pets that travel through the United States from Central or South America.


JetBlue Airways can be notified that you're traveling with a pet. You can also book your pet's transportation online.

Carrier Requirements

Maximum size of a carrier: 17.5"L x 12.5"Wx 8.5"H (hard-sided carriers). Soft-sided carriers should be compressed to 8.5".

Maximum combined weight of pet and carrier: 20 pounds One passenger can be a carrier.

Formula Requirements

Travel to many international destinations requires vaccination and health certificates. Click Here to view international pet import requirements. They are not required for domestic flights within the United States.


Each way $125 USD

Service dogs

JetBlue will allow service dogs to fly on its flights, as per their regulations.

Service dogs must be kept on a leash and harnessed at all times while they are in airports and on aircrafts. All documentation required must be received 48 hours before departure

Service dogs should be able sit at the feet of their handlers and not interfere with other passengers' space. They can also be placed on the lap of their handler if they are small enough. 

Service dogs can't occupy more than one seat at a time. If you have more than one service dog, you can purchase a second seat to allow them to occupy the space in front.

Within 48 hours of travel, supporting documentation must be submitted.

JetBlue does not accept service animals as training animals.

After February 28, 2021, no emotional support animals can be transported. Reservations must be made before January 11, 2021.

Checked Baggage Pet Policy

JetBlue Airways doesn't offer live animal checked baggage service.

Airports served

JetBlue flies primarily along the east and western coasts of the United States, Aruba, Colombia, and the Caribbean.

Kittens and Puppies

JetBlue will not fly to kittens and puppies younger than 8 weeks. If they are flying internationally, they must also be able to meet import requirements.

Other Animals

JetBlue only allows small dogs and cats to fly on their aircraft.


Frequently Asked Questions (Faqs)

JetBlue Mint tickets allow you to carry up to two bags for no additional charge. You can also check up to 70 pounds on flights within the U.S. and Latin America without any additional fees.

You can have two checked bags 60", (157.48cm) in total dimensions (length + width + length) or 50 lbs (22.68kg). Bags not meeting the weight and dimensions restrictions will be charged a fee. The airport charges $150 for each additional checked bag.

Items Prohibited from Carry-On Bags

Weapons, explosives and incendiaries are prohibited items. These items include items that appear harmless, but can be used as weapons (dual use items). These items are not allowed to be brought to security checkpoints without authorization.

Before you can go through security, any bag that is not able to fit under your seat will be searched. Check your carry-on bag at the gate. It will be checked for $65 if you have a 1st or second checked bag and $180 if you have a 3rd checked bag.

These are six ways you can avoid JetBlue's baggage charges

  1. You should only bring one carry-on. The best way to avoid baggage fees, is not to check a bag. 
  2. JetBlue loyalty program. 
  3. Purchase a premium ticket. 
  4. Your military documentation should be brought. 
  5. JetBlue credit cards available. 
  6. Use a general travel card.

JetBlue Mint is an airline that offers first-class service. Your first and second checked bags are free. Mosaic elite members get their first and second bags free. JetBlue Plus Card customers get a free first bag. However, a second bag will be charged.

JetBlue is strict about the dimensions of your carry-on bag. This is not like weight. You could be fined and even have to pay more if your bag is too big. This is especially true for busy flights. The dimensions are necessary to ensure safety.

JetBlue, like most airlines has strict weight limits for bags before you pay an additional fee. Checked bags cannot exceed 62 inches in length and must weigh no more than 50 pounds, unless you are flying JetBlue Mint. In that case, the maximum weight of your bag is 70 pounds.

You can check in on if you have checked your bags up to 24 hours before the scheduled departure. You can proceed straight to the bag drop or ticket counter upon arrival at airport.

Checked Baggage Screening

Most checked baggage can be screened without the need to do a physical search. TSA Inspection Notices: During screening, TSA may inspect checked baggage. TSA may place a notice about baggage inspection in your bag if your property has been physically inspected.