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Checked Bags

You don't have to worry about traveling light when it comes to us. Each ticket includes a carry-on, but that doesn't mean you're limited to what fits in the overhead compartment.

Checked Bag Fees

Our fare options include different numbers of checked bags. Checked bag fees will vary by the fare option selected and the date the fare was booked.

Fares booked before 01/16/20

To view checked bag fees for fares booked prior to January 16, 2020, visit our Bag Info page for more detailed information.

Fares booked on or after 01/16/20

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 $5 off each of the first 2 checked bags. Please note that checked bag fees are only refundable if the entire booking is canceled prior to scheduled departure.

1st Bag

2nd Bag

Blue Basic
Blue Plus
Blue Extra
JetBlue Plus Cardmember²

The fee for the third (or more) checked bag is only available at the airport or during check in. Please note, customers traveling to/from the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Peru, and Trinidad & Tobago are limited to two checked bags.

Checked Bag Size and Weight

Checked bags should not exceed 62” (157.48 cm) in overall dimensions (length + width + height) or 50 pounds (22.68 kg) in weight. Bags that don’t meet the dimensions and/or weight restrictions are considered oversized and/or overweight and will be assessed a fee for each category that applies.

For example, if a bag is overweight and oversized, both the overweight fee and the oversized fee will apply.

Oversized Bags

  • 63-80 inches (160-203.3 cm), including wheels and handles: $150 per bag
  • Bags over 80 inches (203.3 cm) will not be accepted

Overweight Bags

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

Destinations with Specific Limitations

At the Airport

Check-in times

If you’re checking bags, it’s always best to make sure you have plenty of time to deal with any baggage 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.

Checking Bags for Someone Else

As mandated by federal law, we cannot accept checked bags unless the customer who checked the bag is also aboard the plane.

Each customer must check their own bag, with one exception for families. One member of a family traveling on the same reservation is able to check bags for the family by providing a valid government-issued ID.

Boxes and Plastic Bins

Boxes and plastic bins are accepted as carry-ons and as checked items in the following:

  • Domestic cities
  • Cities in Cuba
Boxes and plastic bins are not accepted as carry-ons nor as checked items in other international cities.

Liability Limits

Visit for more information about JetBlue’s baggage liability.

  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.

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