We transport all types of personal wheelchairs including folding, collapsible or non-folding manual wheelchairs, battery-powered wheelchairs and scooters, and other assistive devices. JetBlue will accept battery-powered wheelchairs (unless it is a folding model) and mobility aids as checked baggage only. Wheelchair batteries are not permitted in the cabin with the exception of lithium ion batteries. Customers may carry two (2) spare lithium ion wheelchair batteries as long as the combined total is less than 300 watt hours or 25 grams. A lithium–ion battery that has been removed from an assistive device must be transported in the cabin but may not contain more than 25 grams of lithium or 300 watt hours.
JetBlue accepts both spillable and non-spillable batteries in wheelchairs and mobility aids; however, respirators and ventilators are required to have non-spillable batteries only. Batteries used for assistive devices require labeling: the outer packaging must be plainly and durably marked “NONSPILLABLE” or “NONSPILLABLE BATTERY” or "SPILLABLE BATTERY" so that crewmembers can exercise proper handling procedures for the different battery types.
In addition to collapsible assistive devices which can safely fit in an overhead compartment or under a customer's seat, one folding, collapsible or break-down wheelchair per flight may be stowed onboard the cabin. This is determined on a first-come, first-served basis at time of check in.
Alternatively, JetBlue will accept such items as checked baggage at the ticket counter and/or gate. Checking and returning of personal wheelchairs at the gate area upon arrival can be arranged. Detachable items such as seat cushions and foot rests may be carried onboard.
We have wheelchairs available for use at each of our airports. At your destination airport, we can provide deplaning assistance and have your personal wheelchair available at the gate or baggage claim area, whichever is preferred. If you choose to have your wheelchair delivered at the baggage claim, we will provide wheelchair service to that area.
If you're booking a reservation online and need a wheelchair at the airport, please call our reservation team so we can request the wheelchair for you in advance.
JetBlue accommodates one manual folding wheelchair on every aircraft upon request as long as you are in the gate area and take advantage of pre-boarding. We are able to stow a second chair on some of our aircraft with some limitations.
No advanced notice is required to stow a wheelchair in the cabin. The accommodation is made on a first-ask, first-served basis at the airport. Please contact our airport crewmember upon your arrival and ask for this accommodation.
We do not stow battery powered wheelchairs in the cabin.
For wheelchairs or mobility devices that DO NOT have a protective housing for the lithium ion battery:
Lithium ion battery size is limited to 300 watt hours (Wh) or 25 grams equivalent lithium content (ELC). One (1) spare battery not exceeding 300 Wh or two (2) spare batteries not exceeding 160 Wh (13.5 grams ELC) each may be carried in carry-on baggage. Lithium metal (non-rechargeable lithium) batteries are forbidden with these devices.
Lithium ion batteries must be removed from this type of mobility device and battery terminals protected from short circuit. The lithium ion batteries must be carried in carry-on baggage only. The customer must advise the airline of the battery location. The airline must notify the Pilot-in-command of the battery location in the cabin.
JetBlue will accept battery-powered wheelchairs/mobility aids as checked baggage only. Battery-powered wheelchair batteries are not permitted in the cabin with the exception of lithium-ion batteries.
Customers may carry two spare lithium ion wheelchair batteries as long as the combined total is less than 300 watt hours or 25 grams. A lithium–ion battery that has been removed from an assistive device must be transported in the cabin but may not contain more than 25 grams of lithium or 300 watt hours.
JetBlue accepts both spillable and non-spillable batteries in wheelchairs and mobility aids. (However, respirators and ventilators are required to have non-spillable batteries only.) Batteries used for assistive devices require labeling: the outer packaging must be plainly and durably marked “NONSPILLABLE” or “NONSPILLABLE BATTERY” or "SPILLABLE BATTERY" so that crewmembers can exercise proper handling procedures for the different battery types.
A battery may be refused if there are obvious signs of damage.
You may bring as many spare batteries as required to operate your wheelchair. For example, if your wheelchair uses two batteries, then you may bring two spare batteries in addition to the two that are being used.
If you need to board the aircraft from your wheelchair, we offer either aircraft door level entry via a jet bridge or a wheelchair lift when a jet bridge is not available.
We have a wheelchair onboard for your use while in the aircraft.
Our Inflight crewmembers are trained to assist customers and will provide assistance in moving to and from the aircraft restroom.
The following BlueCities do not offer level entry boarding or do not always have jetbridge access available:
Airport City Code/City
Non-Level Entry Boarding
ACKNantucket, MA Airport Link
BDABermuda Airport Link
BGIBarbados/Bridgetown Airport Link
BQNAguadilla, Puerto Rico
BUR Burbank, CA Airport Link
CMW Camaguey, Cuba
GCM Grand Cayman
HPN White Plains/Westchester County, NY Airport Link
HOG Holguin, Cuba
JFK New York, NY Airport Link
Terminal 5 - Jetbridge Access
Terminal 4 -NOT ALWAYS JETBRIDGE ACCESS
LGB Long Beach, CA Airport Link
LRM La Romana, Dominican Republic Airport Link
MVY Martha's Vineyard, MA
PLS Providenciales - Turks & Caicos Islands
PUJ Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
SNU Santa Clara, Cuba
STT Saint Thomas Airport Link
UVF Saint Lucia/Hewanorra Airport Link
Aisle chairs onboard the aircraft provide accessibility to the entrance of the restrooms, but the aisle chair cannot be taken into the restroom. The interior of each restroom is equipped with grab bars and accessible faucet handles.
Inflight crewmembers may help customers get to and from the restroom; however, Inflight crewmembers are not required to carry or assist customers with personal hygiene.