Baggage basics

At JetBlue, we want you to pack freely. That's why we take your first checked bag for free. So go ahead, put in that extra pair of shoes or that "just-in-case" outfit. You don't have to squeeze it all into your carry-on.

The following baggage information pertains to JetBlue-operated flights only and does not apply to codeshare or interline flights. Please see the partner airlines section for more information about their baggage policies.

First checked bag free

On JetBlue your first checked bag flies for free. Each checked bag must not exceed 62" (157.5cm) in overall dimensions (ie. length + width + height) and must not exceed 50 pounds (22.73 kilos).

Note that boxes will not be accepted as checked baggage on international flights.

Carry-on bags

Each customer is allowed one personal item (e.g. purse, briefcase, laptop) and one carry-on bag.

To fit under the seat in front of you, your item must not exceed:

  • For our Airbus A321: 17" (43.2 centimeters) length x 13" (33 centimeters) width x 11" (27.9 centimeters) height
  • For our Airbus A320 / EMBRAER 190: 18" (45.72 cm) length x 15" (38.1 cm) width x 8" (20.32 cm) height

In order to fit in the overhead bin, your carry-on bag must not exceed:

  • For all our aircraft types: 24" L (60.96 cm) x 16" W (40.64 cm) x 10" H (25.4 cm)

Additional bags

If you are checking more than one bag, there is a $50 fee for checking a second bag and a $100 fee for a third bag. Each checked bag must not exceed 62" (157.5cm) in overall dimensions (ie. length + width + height) and must not exceed 50 pounds (22.73 kilos).


Overweight, oversized or excess

Overweight, oversized or excess baggage may only be checked based on load availability. Fees will be assessed for each category that applies, e.g., if a bag is both overweight and oversized, the overweight fee plus the oversized fee will apply. Fees will be collected at the airport on check in.

Bag fees

Overweight bag fee

51 – 70 pounds

(31.82 kilos):

$100 per bag

71 – 99 pounds

(45 kilos):

$100 per bag

Oversized bag fee

63 – 80 inches

(203.2 centimeters):

$100 per bag

Bags larger than 80 inches

will not be accepted.

Checking bags
All baggage must be checked at the airport:


at least

30 min

prior to departure on domestic flights.


at least

60 min

prior to departure on international flights.

Checking bags for someone else

As mandated by the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (P.L. 107-71), we cannot accept checked baggage on the aircraft unless the customer who checked the baggage is aboard the aircraft.

Note: Customers travelling domestically from Fort Lauderdale (FLL), John F Kennedy (JFK), and Tampa (TPA) with checked baggage, must check-in 40 minutes prior to scheduled departure.


Baggage will NOT be accepted for check in more than six hours prior to a flight's scheduled departure time.

Click for guidelines on transporting specific items: sporting equipment, firearms, musical instruments

Please see the JetBlue Contract of Carriage for other important information applicable to traveling with carry-on or checked baggage.

Bags VIP

Bags VIP

We've partnered with Bags VIP to make travel easier by delivering your bags from the airport to your final destination. Just leave your baggage behind at the airport, and for a small fee, you can have up to 10 pieces of luggage delivered directly to your home, office or hotel—your destination of choice*. It's really that simple, easy and hassle-free.

* Restrictions apply