JetBlue Baggage Fees & How to Avoid Paying Them [2018]

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 13″ x 9″

Lap Infant Carry-On Policy

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

JetBlue Checked Baggage Allowance:

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$35$100
Blue PlusFREE$35$100
Blue FlexFREEFREE$100
MintFREEFREE$100

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:

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

Overweight Fee (51lb – 99lb):  $100

Oversized Fee (63″ – 80″):  $100

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.

Credit CardFee Reimbursement Details
💳 Barclays Arrival® Premier World Elite MasterCard®

  • Use your miles to cover any qualifying travel purchases of $100 or more, including baggage fees.
  • Annual Fee: $150
  • Rates & Fees
💳 Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express
  • $100 Airline Fee Credit. Up to $100 a calendar year for baggage fees at one airline. Terms Apply.
  • Annual Fee: $0 for the first year, then $195
💳 The Platinum Card® from American Express
  • $200 airline fee credit per calendar year on your previously designated airline. Terms Apply.
  • Annual Fee: $550
💳 The Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN
  • $200 airline fee credit per calendar year on your previously designated airline. Terms Apply.
  • Annual Fee: $450
Chase Sapphire Reserve℠
  • $300 travel credit per calendar year (covers all travel related purchases).
  • Annual Fee: $450
Citi Prestige Card
  • $250 air travel credit per calendar year.
  • Annual Fee: $450

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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