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Bag Info

Traveling with stuff? We've got your bag. Find the info you need about getting your checked bags and carry-on bags, sports equipment and musical instruments, assistive devices and oversized luggage from point A to point B.

Carry-on bags

Keep calm and carry on. Each customer is allowed one personal item (purse, small backpack, briefcase, laptop, etc.) plus one carry-on bag (space permitting).


Including wheels and handles, carry-on bags must not exceed 22" L (55.88 cm) x 14" W (35.56 cm) x 9" H (22.86 cm) and personal items must not exceed 17" L (43.2 cm) x 13" W (33 cm) x 8" H (20.32 cm).

Carry-on bags may be stowed in the overhead bin or underneath the seat in front of you, while personal items must be placed underneath the seat in front of you.

Checked bags

You’re always welcome to check bags to your destination. You can add up to 2 checked bags anytime, from during the booking to when you arrive at the airport. If your fare does not include checked bags, you’ll save money by purchasing them in advance on or the JetBlue app.

Before you pack, make sure your bags meet our checked bag size dimensions and weight requirements. Checked bags exceeding 62" (157.48 cm) in overall dimensions (length + width + height) or 50 pounds (22.68 kg) will also incur a fee.

Overweight or oversized bags

Bags that don’t 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): $150 per bag
  • 63" in (160 cm) – 80 in (203.3 cm, including wheels and handles): $150 per bag

If you plan to check more than 2 bags, or any items that would incur an additional fee (that’s in addition to any checked bag fee), you can add those to your booking starting 24 hours prior to departure or at the airport. Please note that customers traveling to/from the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Peru, and Trinidad & Tobago are limited to 2 checked bags.

Please note that a golf bag, fishing rod, skimboard, skis or snowboard counts as one checked bag and can be added to your booking at any time. While it is subject to any checked bag fees for the fare purchased, it will not incur additional or oversized bag fees (as long as it’s within weight limits).

Checked bag fees

The fees below apply to checked bags added at the airport or within 24 hours of departure. The fee for a 3rd (or more) checked bag is $150. 

Want to save on checked bag fees? You can add up to 2 checked bags in advance (more than 24 hours before departure) for $1 off the first 2 checked bags.

1st Bag

2nd Bag

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JetBlue Plus Cardmember²

Sports gear, musical instruments & media bags

Sports gear

Traveling with a bike, surfboard, skis, golf clubs or other sporting equipment? Find out about additional charges, size allowances and more on our Sports Gear help pagelink opens in a new window operated by
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Musical instruments

Traveling with a musical instrument? Here are a couple things you need to know to start your trip on a high note. A musical instrument is allowed in place of one carry-on item, provided it can be stowed properly under the seat or in an overhead bin. Learn more on our Musical Instrument help pagelink opens in a new window operated by
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            accessibility policies as JetBlue.

Media bags

Camera, film, video production, lighting and sound equipment that is traveling with a customer representing a local or national television network, broadcasting or commercial filmmaking company may be accepted on a space-available basis. Qualified members of the media traveling with excess bags may be considered for a media bag rate if coordinated in advance on JetBlue-operated flights.

Check-in times

If you’re checking bags, it’s always best to make sure you have plenty of time to deal with any bag needs before your flight. Please note: Bags will NOT be accepted for check-in more than six hours prior to a flight's scheduled departure time.

US Domestic flights

All bags must be checked at the airport 40 minutes prior to departure.

International flights

All bags must be checked at the airport 60 minutes prior to departure.

Assistive devices

Traveling with a stroller, crutches, wheelchair or other assistive devices? No worries. They won’t count towards your carry-on or checked bag limit, however, they are subject to carry-on size and weight restrictions. Most assistive devices will fit in the overhead bins. If not, they will be gate-checked, and will be some of the first items brought to the jetbridge. You may also request to pick it up at bag claim.

Learn more about our assistive devices policieslink opens in a new window operated by
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Lost or damaged bag

If your bags have been delayed or damaged, it's important to file a report with a JetBlue crewmember while you’re at the airport. If you need to make the claim once you've left the airport or follow up on a bag report, please call our Baggage Service team at 1-866-538-5438.

  1. Included for Mosaic member and travelers on the same itinerary. See all details about Mosaic checked bag fees.
  2. Included for JetBlue Plus Cardmember and up to three travelers on the same itinerary. See all details about JetBlue Plus Cardmember checked bag fees.

Other bag resources

International bag requirements

Visit our International Travel page to learn more about checked bag policies for specific countries.

Partner airlines

Our Partner Airlines may have bag policies that differ from ours, know their policies before you go.

Get more help

Our Help section has additional information about bag policy details.

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