JetBlue Baggage Fees & How to Avoid Paying Them

JetBlue baggage fees

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JetBlue has one of the most clear-cut baggage policies of all the airlines, with fees sitting right at the average comparatively.

They also have a fairly generous free baggage policy for Active Duty US Military Personnel and their dependents.

JetBlue Carry-On Allowance:

1 personal item: FREE
1 standard carry-on bag: FREE

Size Restrictions

  • Personal: 17″ x 13″ x 8″
  • Standard: 22″ x 14″ x 9″

Lap Infant Carry-On Policy

  • A lap infant may bring one (1) diaper bag, one (1) stroller and one (1) car seat.

Stroller Check Policy

  • JetBlue offers a courtesy gate-check of strollers, car seats, child carriers/backpack carriers, and booster seats.

JetBlue Checked Baggage Allowance:

Baggage fees have recently been updated as of August 27, 2018. Tickets purchased on or after this date have their updated baggage fees denoted in the (parenthesis) in the table.

All checked bags must adhere to a max weight of 50lb; must adhere to max linear dimensions per bag up to 62 linear inches.

Fare1st Bag2nd Bag3rd+ Bags
Blue$25 ($30)$35 ($40)$100 ($150)
Blue PlusFREE$35 ($40)$100 ($150)
Blue FlexFREEFREE$100 ($150)
MintFREEFREE$100 ($150)

* Prices in (parenthesis) are for tickets purchased on or after 8/27/18

Lap Infant Checked Bag Policy

  • Lap infants that are traveling at no cost do not qualify for the checked baggage allowance.

Additional/Excess Baggage Fees:

Per the August 27, 2018 fee update, tickets purchased on or after this date have their baggage fees denoted in the (parenthesis).

Additional Piece (3+ pieces):  $100 ea. ($150)

Overweight Fee (51lb – 99lb):  $100 ($150)

Oversized Fee (63″ – 80″):  $100 ($150)

For baggage fees related to special luggage (sporting equipment, musical instruments, etc.) please refer to JetBlue’s policy here.

Credit Cards That Give You A Free Checked Bag With JetBlue

Barclays has 3 co-branded credit cards with JetBlue that provide a free checked bag. Check out the details below:

Credit CardChecked Bag Benefit Details
The JetBlue Plus CardOne free checked bag for you and up to 3 companions on your itinerary
The JetBlue CardOne free checked bag for you and up to 3 companions on your itinerary
The JetBlue Business CardOne free checked bag for you and up to 3 companions on your itinerary

Credit Cards That Reimburse You For Checked Bag Fees

You can also use several credit cards that reimburse checked bag fees. You can even use the cards below in conjunction with the JetBlue cards if you need more than 1 checked bag.

Exclusions & Waivers:

TrueBlue Mosaic members receive free first & second checked bags; any additional bags are $100 each.

U.S. Military and Family (Dependents),  Active Duty:  U.S. Military personnel and their dependents only.  These customers must present their military orders and DoD Common Access Card (identification).

  • Travel on Military Orders:
    • Active military personnel traveling (domestic and international) on military orders are allowed to check five (5) bags at no additional cost.
    • Dependents traveling (domestic and international) on military orders are allowed to check five (5) bags at no additional cost.
      • Please note: Dependents do not have to travel with the active military personnel.
  • Leisure Travel:
    • Active military personnel traveling (domestic and international) for leisure are allowed to check two (2) bags at no additional cost.
    • Dependents traveling (domestic and all international) for leisure are allowed to check two (2) bags at no additional cost.
      • Please note: Dependents MUST travel on the same PNR or same flight as the active military personnel.

To see more airline baggage fees and policies, click here.

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