Checked baggage

We offer fare options that include different numbers of checked bags. Should your plans change after booking a particular fare, bags may be checked online or at the airport for additional fees. Checked bags that exceed 62" (157.48 cm) in overall dimensions (length + width + height) or exceed 50 pounds (22.68 kg) will also incur a fee.

What to expect when you’re expecting to check a bag under 50 pounds

Fare option  1st bag 2nd bag 3rd bag + any add’l bags
Blue $20 (online or at kiosk)
$25 (at ticket counter)
$35 $100 each
Blue Plus Included $35 $100 each
Blue Flex Included Included $100 each

Exceptions include flights to and from the following destinations where Blue and Blue Plus fares include one checked bag (second checked bag fee is $35):

  • Camagüey, Cuba
  • Cartagena, Medellín and Bogotá, Colombia
  • Holguín, Cuba
  • Kingston, Jamaica
  • Lima, Peru
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Port-au-Prince, Haiti
  • Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Santa Clara, Cuba
  • Santo Domingo and Santiago, Dominican Republic
  • Quito, Ecuador

Size requirements

Bags that do not meet the dimensions and/or weight restrictions are considered oversized and/or overweight and will be charged as follows:

  • 51 lbs (23.13 kg) – 99 lbs (44.91 kg) – $100 per bag.
  • 63" in (160 cm) – 80 in (203.3 cm)(including wheels and handles)– $100 per bag.

Please note: boxes will not be accepted as checked baggage on international flights.

Time requirements

All bags must be checked at the airport

at least
40 min
prior to departure on
domestic flights.
at least
60 min
prior to departure on
international flights.

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

Carry-on

Each customer may bring onboard one personal item (purse, briefcase, laptop, etc.) plus one carry-on bag.

All carry-on bags must not exceed 22" L (55.88 cm) x 14" W (35.56 cm) x 9" H (22.86 cm), including wheels/handles, on all of our aircraft types. This may be stowed in the overhead bin or underneath the seat in front of you.

All personal items must not exceed 17" L (43.2 cm) x 13" W (33 cm) x 8" H (20.32 cm), including wheels/handles, on all of our aircraft types. Personal items must be placed underneath the seat in front of you.

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Checked bag requirements for Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Peru and Trinidad & Tobago

Customers checking baggage for travel to/from the following destinations must follow the guidelines below.

Please note that boxes WILL NOT be allowed on any international flight. Non-hazardous items may be packed in checked baggage; however, JetBlue will not be liable damage to any fragile items packed within a checked bag (i.e. televisions, electronics, etc.). Humanitarian organizations transporting supplies will be subject to the same baggage allowances and guidelines as other customers.

Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Trinidad & Tobago


Cuba


  • Each customer may check a total of two (2) bags.
  • The first 50 pounds, for each checked bag, to and from Cuba, is included.
  • A second bag may be checked for $35.
  • Checked bags, that are 51-70 pounds, will be accepted for check-in; overweight baggage fees will be applied
  • The maximum allowed weight, for each checked-bag, is 70 pounds (31.75 kg) .
  • Checked bags that are 63-80 linear inches (Length + Width + Height) will be accepted for check-in; oversize baggage fees will be applied
  • Please note that boxes and unsuitably packed items are not accepted for check-in
  • For information on bikes and surfboards, please check Sporting Equipment

Dominican Republic, Haiti and Trinidad & Tobago


  • Each customer may check a total of two (2) bags. First checked bag is included for flights to/from SDQ, STI, PAP, and POS.
  • Each bag must NOT exceed 62 inches (157.48 centimeters) in overall dimensions (length + width + height) and CANNOT exceed 50 pounds (22.68 kg). Baggage dimensions are determined by adding the length, width, and height together.
  • Additional baggage and bags that exceed the overall dimensions or weight WILL NOT be allowed onboard flights to/from the Dominican Republic*, Haiti, or Trinidad & Tobago.
    • *Additional baggage will be accepted on flights to/from La Romana, Dominican Republic.

Peru


  • Customers traveling to/from Lima, Peru may check one (1) bag as a courtesy only if the bag is 50 pounds (22.73 kg) or less and 62 inches (157.48 centimeters) or less.
    • A second bag may be checked for a fee.
    • Maximum number of checked bags is two (2), and maximum allowed weight is 70 pounds (31.75 kg) each.

  • Each bag must NOT exceed 62 inches (157.48 centimeters) in overall dimensions (length + width + height). Baggage dimensions are determined by adding the length, width, and height together.
  • Overweight/oversize fees will be applicable to baggage outside of the limitations above - see Checked Baggage Requirements.

Other Airlines

Other baggage rules may apply if your travel includes more than one airline. Please review our codeshare and interline partners by clicking here.

Baggage claim

If your baggage has been delayed or damaged, it is important to make a baggage claim with a JetBlue crewmember while you're at the airport.

If you need to make the claim once you've left the airport, please call the JetBlue Baggage Service Office at the airport you flew into within four hours after arrival.

Baggage claim follow-up

If you're following up on a baggage claim, click hereopens in a new window to use our online baggage claim system, or Central Baggage Services can be reached at 1-866-538-5438.

Please read full liability coverage for checked baggage here.

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Sporting equipment

Golf equipment is accepted on all flights. There is no additional charge or oversized fee for golf bags as long as they are within weight limitations. A golf bag will count as one of your checked bags.

One golf bag containing not more than:

  • 14 golf clubs
  • 3 golf balls
  • one pair of golf shoes

Please note: all equipment should be packed in a hard-sided container. JetBlue will accept Golf Bags in a soft-sided travel bag, but will not be liable for damage to the bag or contents.

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What is accepted:
Bicycles will be accepted in a hard-sided, padded case designed for bicycles. If not in a hard-sided case, bikes will be accepted with the handle bars secured sideways and pedals removed. The bicycle must also be encased in plastic foam, a cardboard box (domestic flights only), or similar material to prevent damage.

Domestic and International Flights:
Bicycles will be accepted on domestic and international flights for a fee of $50 per bike each way and will count as one of your checked bags. Excess baggage fees may apply.

Please note: overweight baggage fees will not be assessed for bicycles. However, the maximum allotment of 99 pounds per bag still applies. Bicycle cases should contain bicycles only; cases containing additional items may be subject to excess baggage fees.

Also note: if bicycle and container are less than 62 dimensional inches and under 50 pounds, the bike fee will not be assessed.

Bicycles are accepted to all destinations EXCEPT to/from the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Peru and Port of Spain.

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Skateboards are accepted only as a conditionally checked item at the airport.

Conditionally accepted items are accepted only at the customer's own risk. JetBlue will not be liable for damage, loss, or spoilage of conditionally accepted items.

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Ski and snowboard equipment are accepted on flights EXCEPT flights to/from the Dominican Republic.

There is no additional charge for ski and snowboard equipment; however, one item of equipment will count as one of your checked bags. Skis and snowboards are exempt from the standard size requirements (62") but should still follow weight and other equipment guidelines.

One item of ski equipment is considered:

  • One pair of skis, with one pair of ski boots and one pair of ski poles. (Please note: ski boots, if packed separately from skiing equipment, must be in a ski boot bag to be considered part of the one piece of checked baggage) or;
  • One snowboard, with one pair of snowboard boots. (Please note: snowboard boots, if packed separately from snowboarding equipment, must be in a snow boot bag to be considered part of the one piece of checked baggage). Also note, customers will be charged an excess baggage fee if the snowboard exceeds our checked baggage weight requirements.

The equipment must be checked in at the ticket counter. All ski or snowboard equipment must be in a sturdy container for protection since we do not provide ski boxes.

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There is no additional charge for fishing equipment; however, one item of fishing equipment will count as one of your checked bags. Fishing poles are exempt from the standard size requirements (62") but should still follow weight and other equipment guidelines.

One item of fishing equipment is considered:

  • Two rods
  • One reel
  • One landing net
  • One pair of fishing boots (properly encased)
  • One fishing tackle box

Please note: all equipment should be packed in a hard-sided container

Fishing poles are allowed as carry-on baggage provided they fit in the overhead compartment. Small hooks for fly fishing or fresh water hooks are acceptable as allowed by TSA (Transportation Security Administration). Deep sea fishing hooks are permitted in checked bags.

Spear Guns
Spear Guns must be in a hard-sided container or with the tip of the spear protected to prevent damage and must be within the size and weight guidelines, or excess fees would apply.

JetBlue does not allow compressed gas cylinders. If the gas cylinder cannot be removed from the spear gun, it will not be allowed.

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A tennis racket may be carried on the aircraft and counts as one carry-on item.

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What is accepted:
One surfboard per case. Note: Items weighing more than one hundred pounds (100 lbs) will not be accepted as checked baggage. We recommend that surfboards travel in a hard-sided (rather than soft-sided) case to prevent damage.

Domestic flights:
Surfboards are accepted on domestic flights for a fee of $50 per board each way and will count as one of your checked bags.

International flights:
Customers will be charged a fee of $50 per board each way and will count as part of the checked baggage allowance. Surfboards are accepted to all destinations EXCEPT to/from Bermuda, Haiti, Peru, Port of Spain, Santo Domingo and Santiago.*

*Please note: Surfboards ARE accepted on flights to/from Puerto Plata, and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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Regulators, buoyancy compensators, masks, snorkels and fins are all acceptable as either checked or carry-on baggage.

Neither full nor empty compressed gas cylinders (scuba tanks) are allowed in checked or carry-on baggage.

There is no additional charge for scuba equipment as long as the items are within size and weight limitations.

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Bags VIP

Bags

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

Baggage information

50

Pounds per checked bag.

2

Carry-ons (1 Personal + 1 Bag).