Checked baggage

Your first checked bag is free*.

Checked bags that exceed 62" (157.48 cm) in overall dimensions (length + width + height) or exceed 50 pounds (22.68 kg) will incur additional fees.

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

If you'll be carrying additional bags, there is a $50 fee for checking a second bag and a $100 fee for a third bag.

A Value Added Tax (VAT) of up to 18% is also payable on baggage fees for certain international flights. Non-US VAT based on itinerary are as follows:

*Baggage weight and size limits apply.

Country of Originating travelVAT
Barbados 17.5% of Baggage fee
Dominican Republic 18% of Baggage fee
Costa Rica 5% of Baggage fee
Trinidad 15% of Baggage fee

Overweight bags fee

  • 51-70 pounds
  • (23.13 - 31.75 kg):
  • $100 per bag
  • 71-99 pounds
  • (32.21 - 44.91 kg):
  • $100 per bag

Oversized bags fee

  • 63-80 inches
  • (203.2 centimeters):
  • $100 per bag
  • Bags larger than 80 inches
    will not be accepted.

Carry-on baggage

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

If the carry-on bag does not fit in the overhead bin or space is limited, the bag will be gate checked.

For TSA information on carry-ons, click here.

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.

Can't find your equipment? See the full list.

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.

Can't find your equipment? See the full list.

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.

Can't find your equipment? See the full list.

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.

Can't find your equipment? See the full list.

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.

Can't find your equipment? See the full list.

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

Can't find your equipment? See the full list.

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.

Can't find your equipment? See the full list.

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.

Can't find your equipment? See the full list.

Checked bag requirements for 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.

Dominican Republic, Haiti and Trinidad & Tobago


  • Each customer may check a total of two (2) bags. First checked bag free of charge.
  • 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 (if booked on/after April 1, 2014)


  • Customers traveling to/from Lima, Peru may check one (1) bag free of charge only if 50 pounds (22.68 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.
  • Baggage allowance and weight restrictions will not apply to customers who booked prior to April 1, 2014.

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 here 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.

For TSA information on carry-ons, click here.

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.

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Baggage information

1

Free checked bag!

$50

For your next additional bag.

50

Pounds per checked bag.

2

Carry-ons (1 Personal + 1 Bag).

30

Minutes prior to boarding
(domestic Baggage check).

60

Minutes prior to boarding
(International Baggage check).

3M

Bags fly with jetblue per year.