JetBlue baggage policy allows 1 carry-on bag and 1 personal item for all fares except Basic Blue fare. The airline charges a fee for the checked baggage for Blue, Blue Plus, and Blue Extra fares. Besides, the airline offers a generous baggage allowance for active US military personnel.

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Below is the overview of all guidelines, and allowances as to what you can carry with the airlines, and much more.

JetBlue carry on baggage allowance

Blue, Blue Plus, Blue Extra, and Mint fares include one free carry-on baggage with the ticket cost. It also includes one personal item such as a small backpack, laptop bag, purse, or approved pet carrier as per JetBlue pet policy.

JetBlue carry on baggage

JetBlue carry on size

Jetblue allows 22in x 14in x 9in (55.88cm x 35.56 cm x 22.86cm) sized baggage as carry-on. This includes wheels and handles.

Basic Blue fare does not include carry-on baggage. It includes only 1 personal item of specified JetBlue carry on size that must fit under the seat or overhead bin.

Please Note: Any carry-on bag that exceeds the dimension must be considered as checked baggage.


As per JetBlue Airlines baggage policy, the following passengers if traveling with Basic Blue fares are exempted from the current hand luggage restriction. Their ticket price covers 1 carry-on baggage and 1 personal item for free. These passengers include –

  • Mosaic members
  • JetBlue unaccompanied minors
  • Passengers flying on JetBlue’s transatlantic routes.
  • Passengers who purchase Even More Space with Basic Blue fare.
  • Active US military.

Other carry-on regulations

In addition to 1 carry-on bag and 1 personal item, the following items are not counted towards excess baggage and can be carried for free –

  • Assistive devices
  • Duty-free items
  • One diaper bag
  • Infant car seat

To know about the prohibited items, visit the TSA’s website.

JetBlue personal item allowance

JetBlue allows you to carry one personal item such as a laptop bag, handbag, umbrella, etc. Passengers must adhere to rules and regulations for carrying personal on a JetBlue flight. The personal item is included with all fare types provided –

JetBlue personal item size and weight

The size of the personal item must not exceed the specified limit –

JetBlue Personal Item Size17″ L (43.2 cm) x 13″ W (33 cm) x 8″ H (20.32 cm)
Personal Item WeightThe weight must be between 7-10 Kg

What is covered under personal items?

The following items must be placed in the overhead bin or underneath the seat –

  • Laptop bag
  • Small purse
  • Handbag
  • Umbrella
  • iPad
  • Car seat

JetBlue baggage policy for Basic Blue Passengers

Basic Blue fare allows 1 personal item. Any carry-on bags bought at the gate would be checked for the following JetBlue baggage fee – 

  • 65 USD for 1st and 2nd baggage
  • 180 USD for the 3rd baggage

Please Note: These carry-on bags would go into the baggage hold and can be collected at the baggage carousel area at your destination.

JetBlue checked bag

JetBlue Airways checked baggage allowance includes that the dimensions (including handles and wheels) must not exceed 62 linear inches or 157.48 cm.

JetBlue Baggage Allowance for checked items

Bags that don’t meet the aforementioned criteria would be considered as oversized or overweight baggage and are subject to JetBlue excess baggage fee.

Boxes and Plastic bins – Boxes and Plastic bins are accepted as checked baggage for travelling within the US. They are not accepted for flights outside the US.

All other considerations – Passengers are allowed to carry 2 checked bags anytime – 

  • Additional bags may incur a fee, and can be added at the airport or 24 hours before departure.
  • Basic Blue fare does not include a check. You can save money by paying for fees on the JetBlue Airline’s website or the JetBlue app.

JetBlue baggage fees for checked baggage

Below is the overview of the baggage fees which would remain the same if added within 24 hours of departure or at the airport.

Baggage fees for the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean

Fare Type1st Bag2nd Bag3rd Bag4th Bag
Blue Basic35 USD60 USD125 USD150 USD
Blue35 USD60 USD125 USD150 USD
Blue PlusIncluded60 USD125 USD150 USD
Blue Extra35 USD60 USD125 USD150 USD
MintIncluded (up to 70 lbs)Included (up to 70 lbs)125 USD150 USD
MosaicIncludedIncluded125 USD150 USD
JetBlue Plus CardmemberIncluded60 USD125 USD150 USD

JetBlue baggage fees between the U.S. and U.K./Europe

Fare Type1st Bag2nd Bag3rd Bag or more
Blue Basic65 USD105 USD200 USD
BlueIncluded105 USD200 USD
Blue PlusIncluded105 USD200 USD
Blue Extra35 USD105 USD200 USD
MintIncluded (up to 70 lbs)Included (up to 70 lbs)200 USD
MosaicIncludedIncluded200 USD
JetBlue Plus CardmemberIncluded105 USD200 USD

JetBlue baggage fees for excess luggage

JetBlue excess baggage fee

JetBlue overweight bag fee would be applicable based on –

JetBlue Baggage WeightJetBlue Baggage Fees
51 – 70 pounds (23.1 – 31.8 kg)150 USD
71 – 99 pounds (32.2 – 44.9 kg)150 USD
Bags over 99 poundsNot accepted

Please Note: Overweight Bags that exceed 50 pounds are not accepted to/from the Dominican Republic, Haiti, or Port of Spain.

The following fee would be applicable for passengers carrying 3 or more articles – 

Fee TypeWeight/Size LimitationsJetBlue Baggage Fees
Additional Piece3 or more pieces200 USD

Oversize baggage

Size RangeJetBlue Baggage Fees
63 – 80 inches (160.0 – 203.2 cm)150 USD
Bags over 80 inchesNot accepted

JetBlue baggage allowance for sports equipments

Below is the table summarising all the sports equipment that JetBlue allows and the policy associated with it – 

EquipmentJetBlue Baggage FeesAdditional Information
Bicycle100 USDCarry in padded cases designed for bicycles
Surfboard100 USDOne surfboard per case
Windsurf board100 USDOne board allowed. Maximum length must not exceed 15 feet
Kitesurf board100 USDAccepted with proper packaging

Please Note: Surfboards (windsurf and Kitesurf) are not accepted to/from Bermuda, Haiti, Peru, Port of Spain, Santo Domingo, and Santiago, Dominican Republic.

JetBlue Airways checked baggage policy for international destinations

JetBlue baggage policy affects the following international destinations – 

For flights to/from Ecuador

  • No more than 2 checked baggage is allowed.
  • The dimensions must be within 62 inches (157.48 cm).
  • JetBlue overweight baggage fees apply for luggage over 50 pounds.
  • Bags that exceed 70 lbs are not accepted. 

For flights to/from The Dominican Republic and Peru

  • 3rd baggage can be added only at the airport.
  • Standard JetBlue baggage size allowed (62 inches or 157.48 cm).
  • JetBlue overweight baggage fees apply for the luggage over 50 pounds.
  • Bags that exceed 70 pounds are not accepted. 

Flights to/from Guyana, Haiti, and Trinidad & Tobago

  • Between Nov 16 – Jan 15 every year, the airline only accepts 2 checked bags
  • 3rd bag is subject to a fee, and cannot be added online.
  • The dimensions of the bag must be within 62 inches or 157.48 cm.
  • Bags that exceed 70 pounds are not accepted.

For flights to/from the U.K./Europe

  • The JetBlue baggage check-in fee for the 3rd bag is 200 USD.
  • A 3rd checked bag can be added at the airport or during check-in.
  • Bags that exceed 70 pounds are not accepted.

JetBlue baggage check in time

Passengers traveling with checked baggage on JetBlue flights make sure that they are there with the bags at the JetBlue check-in counter no later than –

  • For domestic flights – 40 minutes before departure
  • For international flights – 60 minutes before departure

JetBlue baggage policy for passengers traveling in groups

Passengers traveling in groups of 9 or more get 1 personal item free. The Jetblue baggage policy for group passengers varies with the following routes – 

Transatlantic routes 

  • 1 carry-on item is free of charge and the size must be within 22in x 14in x 9in.
  • 1 checked bag is allowed for free. The size must be within 60 inches or 157.48 cm. The JetBlue baggage weight must not exceed 50 pounds.
  • Fee for the 2nd bag is 45 USD. The fee for the 3rd bag is 125 USD. The fee for 4th and subsequent bags is 150 USD.

US Domestic and International (not transatlantic routes) – 

  • Carry-on bags are not permitted. If carrying one, it would be considered as checked luggage.
  • 2 checked bags are permitted for free. 
  •  The checked baggage size must be within 60 inches or 157.48 cm. 
  • The JetBlue baggage weight must not exceed 50 pounds.
  • Fee for the 3rd bag and other subsequent bags is 150 USD.

JetBlue baggage policy offers flexibility while ensuring fair and consistent guidelines for passengers and destinations. For carry-on bags, various fare classes allow the inclusion of 1 carry-on bag and personal item. Checked baggage allowances are subject to dimension and weight limits. The airline permits sports equipment, allowing items like bicycles, surfboards, windsurf boards, and kitesurf boards for a fee.

Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs

Do any fares include free JetBlue baggage?

Yes, as per JetBlue baggage policy, JetBlue Plus fare includes a one-free checked bag. Mint fare includes two free checked bags.

How many bags can you take on JetBlue for free?

Blue Plus fare allows 1 checked bag for free, Mint fare includes 2 checked bags. On transatlantic flights, Blue and Blue Extra fares also include 1 checked bag. Mosaic members get 2 complimentary checked bags and 1 free checked bag.

Are JetBlue check-in baggage fees refundable?

JetBlue baggage fees are refundable to the original form of payment if the booking is canceled at least two hours prior to the scheduled departure.

How much does JetBlue charge for bags?

For flights to/from the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean, Blue Basic, Blue, and Blue extra members pay 35 USD for 1st checked bag and 60 USD for 2nd checked bag. Blue Plus gets 1st bag free and pays 60 USD for 2nd bag. 

How strict is JetBlue about carry-on bags?

JetBlue has size restrictions for carry-on bags which include 22″ in length, 14″ in width, and 9″ in height (including wheels and handles).

How do I avoid paying baggage fees on JetBlue?

Opt for a high fare while booking a JetBlue flight. Passengers with Blue, Blue Plus, Blue Extra, or Mint fares receive free carry-on bags. Also, active US military personnel traveling on JetBlue may be exempt from JetBlue baggage fees. 

Can I bring a backpack and a carry-on JetBlue?

Blue, Blue Plus, Blue Extra, and Mint Fares are allowed to bring a backpack and 1 carry-on bag for free. Basic Blue fare does not receive a free carry-on bag. However, they are allowed one personal item

5 thoughts on “JetBlue Baggage Policy
  1. Elham Iran pour on Reply

    I am Elham Iran Pour, MD and had a flight with Jet Blue#1826 from SA to NY on Jan 28 & then from NY to Iran with Qatar 702 & 498. I got to Iran on Jan 30 without my 2 luggage. Now after 2 days in Iran, I have not got my 2 luggage yet. I was told by Qatar airline that Jet Blue has not passed my luggage to them yet. I am a physician and I really need my stuff. I will return next week. I really expect your airline to take an action and let me know where my luggage are & expedite its process of passing it to Qatar Airline.

  2. i nyoman diarsa on Reply

    to sir/madam I am a customer of JetBlue airline on February 17th 2022 with flight number 422.the plane I was on was delayed so I misconected my connecting flight to Qatar with flight number i have arrived in jakarta by singapore airline but i can’t find my luggage here. befire i change my flight i was spoke with your staff there in JFK but they said may baggage aready drop to qatar.Please check whether my baggage has been sent to Jakarta or not and hope you will let me know. i will wait your respond and responsible


    Hi.. like to know your list luggage department email address to send some more details about my query.

  4. Mirela Tivrea on Reply

    I’ve been trying to find my lost luggage with jet blue in San Juan for a month. Nobody calls me, nobody answers my emails.
    It’s incredible.
    When I call Jet Blue, the people who answer are very rude and they had a very bad attitude and I turn off my phone, they don’t care

  5. Patrisha Birmingham on Reply

    Me and my brother lost our bags I have medicine I have to take that keeps me going and its with my bag this has been a stressful day

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