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 for Blue, Blue Plus, Blue Extra and Mint fares
Hot Tip: Starting July 20, 2021, those on Blue, Blue Extra, or Mint for domestic flights and Blue Basic customers who purchased Even More Space will be guaranteed overhead bin space for 1 carry-on. If lack of overhead bin space causes JetBlue to gate check your carry-on, you’ll receive a $25 credit good for travel on JetBlue for 1 year.
- Personal: 17 x 13 x 8 inches (43.2 cm x 33 x (20.32 cm)
- Standard: 22 x 14 x 9 inches (55.88 x 35.56 x 22.86 cm)
JetBlue does not have a weight restriction for carry-on items but states that you should be able to lift them into the overhead compartment unassisted.
Lap Infant Carry-On Policy
Stroller Check Policy
- JetBlue offers a courtesy gate-check of strollers, car seats, child carriers/backpack carriers, and booster seats, or these items can be checked at a JetBlue check-in desk free of charge.
JetBlue Checked Baggage Allowance
All checked bags must adhere to a max weight of 50 pounds (23 kg); Mint class customers can have a max weight of 70 pounds (32 kg) for routes between the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean; bags must adhere to max linear dimensions per bag up to 62 linear inches (158 cm). Passengers can book up to 2 bags in advance (up to 24 hours prior to departure), subsequent bags can only be added at the airport.
Within the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean:
|Fare||1st Bag||2nd Bag||3rd+ Bags|
|Mint||FREE (up to 70 lbs)||FREE (up to 70 lbs)||$150|
|JetBlue Plus card member||FREE||$45||$150|
Between the U.S. and the U.K.:
|Fare||1st Bag||2nd Bag|
|JetBlue Plus card member||FREE||$105/$85|
Additional/Excess Baggage Fees
Additional Piece (3+ pieces): $200 to London and $150 for other destinations
Overweight Fee (51 – 99 pounds): $150
Oversized Fee (63 – 80 inches): $150
For baggage fees related to special luggage (sporting equipment, musical instruments, etc.) please refer to JetBlue’s policy here.
Can I Pre-pay for Baggage?
JetBlue does allow passengers the ability to pre-pay for luggage online or via the mobile app where bags can be added for $1 cheaper than the advertised fees.
Here are the ways you can pre-pay:
- Log in to your booking through the ‘Manage your flight’ area of the JetBlue website
- Download and log in to the JetBlue app
- Cheaper fees are also applicable by adding baggage using an airport kiosk
Credit Cards That Give You A Free Checked Bag With JetBlue
Barclays has 2 co-branded credit cards with JetBlue that provide a free checked bag. Check out the details below:
Additional 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.
|Capital One VentureOne Rewards Credit Card - This no annual fee card comes with a 20,000 bonus mile offer after spending $500 in the first 3 months. When you use your card for travel purchases (e.g. baggage fees), use your miles to pay off all, or part of, your statement balance! We've highlighted 30+ benefits of the card.|
|Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card - The "big brother" card to the VentureOne with 75,000 miles if you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months. This card is full of benefits and perks and you can redeem your miles on travel or transfer your miles to over 15+ travel loyalty programs.|
|Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card - The newest card in the Capital One lineup with a welcome offer of 75,000 bonus miles after spending $4,000 on purchases within the first 3 months from account opening. Not only does the card come with up to $300 in statement credits when booking through Capital One Travel, you'll also get get 10,000 bonus miles (equal to $100 towards travel) every year, starting on your first anniversary. |
Earn unlimited 10x miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel and 5x miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel, plus unlimited 2x miles on all other purchases.
Exclusions & Waivers
TrueBlue Mosaic members receive free first & second checked bags as do any travel companions on the same booking. Members also get a free standard carry-on regardless of fare type booked.
U.S. Military and dependents:
- Travel on Military Orders:
- Active military personnel and their dependents: traveling (domestic and international) on military orders are allowed to check five (5) bags at no additional cost.
- Leisure Travel:
- Active military personnel and their dependents: traveling (domestic and 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.
These customers must present their military orders and DoD Common Access Card (identification).
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