JetBlue Baggage Policy

JetBlue Baggage Policy: Fees And Allowances

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Last Updated on February 13, 2024 by Rick Spiegel

When passengers look for an affordable flight, their first preference is always JetBlue Airways because of its low fares, access to almost all destinations, and in-flight service. While a major number of passengers carry their bags during boarding the flight others choose to check their bags so they can focus on enjoying the flight comfortably. The JetBlue Baggage Policy is slightly different from the other airlines. Therefore, travelers need to understand it.

Carry-on baggage:

1 personal item – No fee is charged.

1 carry-on item – No fee is charged. Blue Basic Fare does not get a carry-on allowance.

Checked Baggage:

Fees will be charged if the passenger chooses the fares which does not include checked luggage.

  • The cost of any checked bag is not included in the Blue Basic, Blue, or Blue Extra tickets on flights within the US, the Caribbean, and Latin America.
  • In  Blue Plus fare, one bag is included.
  • Two bags are included in mint fares.
  • The more bags that are checked, the more costly they become.

How Does the JetBlue Baggage Policy Work?

When flying with JetBlue, the number of bags that the passengers can bring as carry-on or check-in during boarding the flight, and the fees for doing so, depend on various factors. JetBlue Baggage Policy considers

●     Type of ticket used by the passengers for traveling.

●     Travel destination.

●     Also, the size of the luggage.

●     Weight of the luggage.

●     Also, the type of credit card the passenger carries.

JetBlue Carry-On Baggage Policy

JetBlue provides its passengers the facility to bring certain items inside the cabin. According to JetBlue Baggage Policy:

Blue/Blue Plus/Blue Extra/Mint fares permit 1 carry-on bag and 1 personal item (purse, briefcase, laptop bag) per passenger fee-free.

Blue Basic Fare includes only one personal item for free. Other carry-on bags are chargeable. However, in certain cases, Blue Basic Fare holders will get both one personal item and one carry-on bag.

  • Mosaic members
  • Also, Unaccompanied minor
  • Active military member
  • Also, flyers on JetBlue Transatlantic flight
  • Passengers with Blue Basic Fare plus Even More Space seat

Carry-on luggage should not exceed the following size and weight restrictions:

  • 45 linear inches (22 x 14 x 9 inches) including the handles and wheels.
  • The baggage should fit in the overhead bin.
  • However, there are no weight restrictions on the carry-on baggage.

Personal items should not be more than 17 x 13 x 8 inches in size. Also, it must fit inside the space below the seat in front of the passenger.

According to the JetBlue Carry-on Baggage Policy, duty-free items, supportive devices (wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, strollers, child restraint seats, etc.), and one diaper bag for lap infants do not count towards the carry-on allowance.

JetBlue Checked Baggage Policy

Not all fares receive checked baggage allowance on JetBlue. According to JetBlue Baggage Policy, if the checked baggage is not included in the specific ticket type, travelers have the option to purchase the bags.

As per the JetBlue Checked Baggage Policy, the maximum dimensions of the bag can be 62 inches or 157 centimeters (length + width + height). On the other hand, the weight of the checked baggage should not be more than 50 pounds or 23 kilograms.

If the passenger is traveling with checked baggage, then on domestic routes they need to check-in 40 minutes before departure. Whereas for international flights, they must check in 60 minutes before departure. Checked luggage is not in a position to be picked up by JetBlue more than six hours before the flight’s planned departure time. The presumption applies to flights departing from San Juan, Puerto Rico, where passengers are not authorized to check in their bags more than four hours before takeoff.

Within the U.S., the Caribbean, and Latin America:

Mint and Mosaic allow two complimentary checked baggage. Blue Plus allows only one free checked baggage. However, for the rest of the fares, travelers have to purchase baggage.

Between the U.S. and the U.K.

According to JetBlue Baggage Policy, Blue/ Blue Plus/ Blue Extra gets the first bag for free. On the other hand, Mint and Mosaic get two free baggage allowances.

JetBlue Baggage Policy for Military Personnel

JetBlue provides the facility to provide outstanding service to those who serve their country. To give back, they have several advantages for active-duty military.

●    Any active-duty military personnel (and their dependents) traveling off duty each receive up to two free checked bags (maxing out at 50 pounds).

●   On the other hand, active-duty military (and their families) traveling on duty can bring up to five free checked bags (up to 99 pounds).

Rules for Assistive Devices

On JetBlue flights Strollers, Crutches, and Wheelchairs do not count towards carry-on and checked baggage allowance. Thus, travelers can bring them for free. However, they must comply with the weight and size limitations.

JetBlue Checked Baggage Fees

JetBlue Checked Baggage Fees

On the baggage, specific fees are applied. They are generally calculated by the type of fare the passengers purchased and the destination. If the traveler is an active US military personnel and/or dependent or has Mosaic status with JetBlue’s TrueBlue program, then different allowances and fees will apply.

Within the U.S., the Caribbean, and Latin America-

 First BagSecond Bag
Blue Basic$35.$45.
Blue$35.$45.
Blue PlusInclusive$45.
Blue Extra$35.$45.
MintInclusive (up to 70 pounds).Inclusive (up to 70 pounds).
MosaicInclusiveInclusive
JetBlue Plus cardmemberIncluded.$45.

 

Between the U.S. and the U.K.-

 First BagSecond Bag
Blue Basic$65 (£55/€60).$105 (£85/€95).
BlueIncluded.$105 (£85/€95).
Blue PlusIncluded.$105 (£85/€95).
Blue ExtraIncluded.$105 (£85/€95).
MintIncluded.Included.
MosaicIncluded.Included.
JetBlue Plus cardholderIncluded.$105 (£85/€95).

NOTE: The flyers can add up to 2 checked bags and receive $5 off on the first bag and $10 off on the second bag when prepaying for it online more than 24 hours before departure.

JetBlue Overweight and Oversized Baggage Fees

JetBlue Overweight and Oversized Baggage Fees

JetBlue charges the following for bags that are greater than the standard 50 pounds or 23 kilograms:

  • For baggage weighing between 51–99 pounds, an additional fee of $150.00 is charged per bag.
  • Bags that weigh more than 100 pounds are not acceptable.
  • Also, if the size of the bag is more than 62 inches, then travelers have to pay $150.00 for traveling with it.
  • Bags greater than 80 linear inches or 158 centimeters will not be accepted as checked baggage / hold luggage.

Passengers who are traveling to/from Haiti, Peru, the Dominican Republic, or Trinidad and Tobago are only allowed to carry two checked bags. Also, passengers traveling to/from Cuba are only allowed to carry five checked bags. Belongings weighing more than 70 pounds won’t be permitted on flights to or from Lima, Peru. On the other hand, passengers traveling to/from the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Peru, or Trinidad and Tobago are not allowed to check in oversized baggage.

JetBlue Baggage Rules for Sports Equipment

JetBlue charges fees for certain sports equipment whereas others are free.

JetBlue charges $100/£80/€90 each way for Bicycles, Kiteboarding, and Surfboards along with excess baggage charges. Moreover, these items are exempted from the oversized baggage fees.

According to JetBlue Baggage Policy, the following items can be carried as checked items and hence no additional charges will apply. There will also be no oversized baggage fees.

  • Fishing Equipment
  • Golfing
  • Snow skis and snowboards
  • Water skis and wakeboards

Apart from the above sports equipment, there are a few items on which JetBlue charges checked baggage fees along with oversized and overweight fees.

Sports EquipmentChecked BaggageCarry-on Baggage
Archery🗙
Baseball🗙
Bowling
Drones
Ice Skates
Pole Vaulting
Parachutes
Scooters
Skaters
Tennis Rackets

Damaged and Lost Baggage Rules

JetBlue Baggage Policy also has rules for lost and damaged bags. If the baggage is delayed or damaged, then flyers can make an online claim. Once you report the baggage, JetBlue searches for it.

In case of lost items, travelers need to provide a brief description of the items. Provide the flight number and date for easier tracking.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How many bags you can take on JetBlue for free?

The free checked baggage allowance on JetBlue depends on the fare. Flyers with Mint and Mosaic get two free checked baggage. On the other hand, Blue Plus allows only one free checked baggage.

Can I check in 2 bags with JetBlue?

Yes, you can check in 2 bags on JetBlue online. According to the fare conditions, travelers will get a free or paid baggage allowance. If travelers want to add a third bag, then they can check in at the airport.

How much does JetBlue charge per bag?

According to JetBlue Baggage Policy

  • First bag (Blue Basic, Blue, and Blue Extra fares): USD 35.00
  • Second bag (Blue Basic, Blue, Blue Plus, and Blue Extra fares): USD 45.00
  • Third bag and additional bags (Blue Basic, Blue, Blue Plus, Blue Extra, and Mint fares): USD 150.00

What is baggage weight limit on JetBlue?

According to JetBlue Baggage Policy, the weight limit of the checked baggage should be 23 kg or 50 pounds. JetBlue will not accept the baggage weighing more than 99 pounds.

How strict is JetBlue on checked baggage size?

The acceptable size of the checked bag on JetBlue is 62 inches or 158 cm. If the size of the bag exceeds the limit, JetBlue will charge $150 additional fees. The airline does not accept bags with total dimensions of more than 80 inches.

How many carry-on bags are allowed on JetBlue?

JetBlue Baggage rules permit one carry-on bag to all fares excluding Blue Basic. On the other hand, all fares are eligible to bring one personal item inside the cabin.

How to avoid paying baggage fees on JetBlue?

You can avoid baggage fees by purchasing premium fares. On premium fares, you will get a complimentary baggage allowance. Moreover, if you are an active military member, a member of the TrueBlue program, then you can avoid baggage fees.

 Are checked bag fees refundable?

JetBlue baggage fees are refundable when canceling your flight before its scheduled departure. However, the fees aren’t refundable if you travel on the flight but decide not to check a bag. The refund goes back to the original form of payment.

Are there any exceptions to the Blue Basic no-carry-on-bag rule?

While Blue Basic fares generally don’t allow carry-on bags, some passengers can override this restriction. Mosaic members, transatlantic passengers, active U.S. military, and unaccompanied minors can carry a bag on a Blue Basic fare. Additionally, passengers who upgrade to an Even More Space seat are allowed a carry-on bag.

What will happen if I bring a carry-on with a Blue Basic fare?

Blue Basic passengers who attempt to carry a bag will have to pay a $65 fee for their first and second bags. A third bag incurs a fee of $180. These bags will fly as checked bags. However, passengers qualifying for an exception get these fees waived, and they’re allowed to take their carry-on bags aboard the plane.

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Rick Spiegel

I'm Rick Spiegel, a dedicated traveler and writer with a passion for all things related to airline travel. My love for exploring new destinations and my commitment to helping fellow travelers navigate the skies have led me to create a space where you can find all the information you need to contact airlines and resolve air travel issues seamlessly. With years of experience in the aviation industry, I've made it my mission to provide you with expertly crafted airline travel guides, ensuring that your journeys are as smooth as possible.

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