JetBlue Baggage Fees & Tips To Cover The Expenses [2017]

JetBlue baggage fees

Note: Any offers mentioned below for the JetBlue Card are no longer available at Upgraded Points.

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.

Fare 1st Bag 2nd Bag 3rd+ Bags
Blue $25 $35 $100
Blue Plus FREE $35 $100
Blue Flex FREE FREE $100
Mint FREE FREE $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

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

Credit Card Checked Bag Benefit Details
The JetBlue Plus Card One free checked bag for you and up to 3 companions on your itinerary
The JetBlue Card One free checked bag for you and up to 3 companions on your itinerary
The JetBlue Business Card One 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
Barclaycard Arrival Plus® World Elite Mastercard®
Annual Fee: $0 for first year, then $89
With this card, you can use your miles to cover any qualifying travel purchases of $100 or more, including baggage fees (which is perfect for families that travel and incur travel expenses). Simply apply your miles to these expenses when your statement arrives!
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Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express
Annual Fee: $0 for first year, then $195
$100 Airline Fee Credit. Up to $100 a calendar year for baggage fees at one airline.
More Info
The Platinum Card® from American Express
Annual Fee: $550
$200 airline fee credit per calendar year on your previously designated airline.
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The Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN
Annual Fee: $450
$200 airline fee credit per calendar year on your previously designated airline.
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Chase Sapphire Reserve℠ Card
Annual Fee: $450
$300 travel credit per calendar year.
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Citi Prestige Card
Annual Fee: $450
$250 air travel credit per calendar year.
More Info

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.

JetBlue Plus Card