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Sporting equipment accepted without an additional service charge



 
Sporting equipment accepted without an additional service charge

One of the following items may be carried without an additional service charge but will count as a checked bag . Items must be suitably packed in a hard-sided container or in packaging designed to withstand ordinary handling.  

Please note: Sporting goods/equipment will only be accepted for transportation at the customer's own risk. JetBlue will not be liable in the event that the item is damaged, lost, or spoiled upon arrival.


Antlers/horns

For liability purposes, JetBlue will not permit antlers or horns on any JetBlue flights.


Boogie Boards

Boogie Boards are accepted as checked baggage as long as it is within the size and weight requirements. There is no additional fee but it will count as one piece of checked baggage.

Boogies Boards are considered fragile and JetBlue will not be liable for any damage. We recommend packing in a hard-sided container to prevent damage.


Bowling Equipment

There is no additional charge for bowling equipment as long as all items are within size and weight limitations. However, one item of bowling equipment will count as a checked bag.

One item of bowling equipment is considered:

  • one bowling ball
  • one bowling bag designed for this purpose, and
  • one pair of bowling shoes

Fencing Equipment

Fencing equipment is accepted as checked baggage as long as it is within the size and weight requirements. There is no additional fee but it will count as one piece of checked baggage.

Fencing equipment is considered fragile and JetBlue will not be liable for any damage. We recommend packing in a hard-sided container to prevent damage.


Firearms/Archery/Shooting Equipment and Ammunition

Firearms are not permitted on international flights to or from the U.S.

Archery equipment may be accepted depending on each individual country's requirements.

There is no additional charge or limit for checking shooting equipment. However, one piece of shooting equipment will count as a checked bag.

You must be 18 years of age to check a firearm.

Firearms, shooting equipment and related items will be accepted only as checked baggage subject to the following specific conditions:

Firearms must be unloaded and locked in a hard-sided container and transported as checked baggage only. Only the customer should retain the key or combination to the lock.

  • All firearm containers with designed lock area(s), must have a lock placed in all of the designed lock area(s)
  • If there is no lock in the designed lock area(s), JetBlue will not accept the firearm for transportation.

Ammunition for the firearm cannot be placed in the same container as the firearm, but may be in the same checked bag as long as everything is packaged properly. Ammunition must be housed in a separate container that is completely separate and distinct from the firearms locked box. The ammunition must be packaged in a fiber (such as cardboard), wood or metal box specifically designed for carrying small amounts of ammunition. Ammunition is limited to 11 pounds per customer. Ammunition will not be permitted in carry-on or checked baggage on international flights.  

Pistol cases may be available for purchase by cash or credit card at any JetBlue ticket counter for a nonrefundable fee of $50. Quantities are limited.

One item of shooting equipment is considered:

One rifle case containing no more than two rifles with or without scopes, one shooting net, noise suppressors, and a small rifle tool set, or one shotgun case containing no more than two shotguns, or one pistol case containing no more than four pistols, or one bow and quiver of arrows and maintenance kit enclosed in a case or container of sufficient strength to protect the bow and quiver with arrows from accidental damage.

Please note: BB guns and air guns are also considered as shooting equipment and will be treated as such.


Fishing Equipment

There is no additional charge for fishing equipment; however, one item of fishing equipment will count as a checked bag. Fishing poles are exempt from the standard size requirements (62") but should still follow weight and other equipment guidelines.

One item of fishing equipment is considered:

  • two rods
  • one reel
  • one landing net
  • one pair of fishing boots (properly encased)
  • one fishing tackle box

Please note: all equipment should be packed in a hard-sided container

Fishing poles are allowed as carry-on baggage provided they fit in the overhead compartment. Small hooks for fly fishing or fresh water hooks are acceptable as allowed by TSA (Transportation Security Administration). Deep sea fishing hooks are permitted in checked bags.

Spear Guns
Spear Guns must be in a hard-sided container or with the tip of the spear protected to prevent damage and must be within the size and weight guidelines, or excess fees would apply.

JetBlue does not allow compressed gas cylinders. If the gas cylinder cannot be removed from the spear gun, it will not be allowed.


Golfing Equipment

Golf equipment is accepted on all flights. There is no additional charge or oversized fee for golf bags as long as they are within the standard weight limitations. A golf bag will count as a checked bag.

One item of golfing equipment is considered:

  • One golf bag containing not more than:
    • 14 golf clubs
    • 3 golf balls
    • one pair of golf shoes

Please note: all equipment should be packed in a hard-sided container. JetBlue will accept Golf Bags in a soft-sided travel bag, but will not be liable for damage to the bag or contents.


Hockey Sticks/Lacrosse Sticks and Ice Skates

Hockey and lacrosse equipment, including sticks placed inside a checked bag, will be accepted and counted as one piece of checked baggage as long as it fits within the size and weight restrictions.

If checked separately, up to two (2) hockey or lacrosse sticks taped together outside of a checked bag will count as one checked item. Any additional bags will be subject to baggage fees.

Ice skates are prohibited from carry-on baggage, but they may be transported in checked baggage.

Hockey sticks/lacrosse sticks are not accepted on flights to/from the Dominican Republic due to checked baggage size restrictions.


Tennis Rackets

A tennis racket may be carried on the aircraft and counts as one carry-on item.*

*A current Security Directive has been issued in Mexico that prohibits tennis rackets to be carried onboard any aircraft arriving or departing Mexico, including Cancun (CUN). Tennis equipment including rackets will be accepted as checked baggage only. 


Parachutes

Parachutes may be checked or carried onboard if they do not contain any type of canister or cartridge and meet the size/weight requirements.

Note: Airport crewmembers may request that a parachute be unfolded in their presence. Customers traveling with a parachute are advised to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the airport's recommended arrival window.


Polo Equipment

Polo equipment is accepted on all flights. There is no additional charge or oversized fee for polo mallets as long as they are under 62 linear inches. Mallets over 80 linear inches will not be accepted. Polo bags will count as a checked bag.

Please note: all equipment should be packed in protective wrap or a hard-sided container as JetBlue accepts limited liability for damage to the bag or contents if not packed to withstand fair wear and tear.


Scooters

Manual and approved battery powered scooters will be accepted for transport. Gas powered scooters are NOT accepted for transport.

A manual scooter is a razor-type scooter without a battery. It is operated by the rider physically pushing the scooter. There is no battery attached.

A battery powered scooter can be one of three types:

  • razor-type scooter
  • powered chair-type scooter (for disabled customers)
  • Segway Personal Transporter (used as a medical device) powered by an NiMH battery pack (PT)

All three types will have nonspillable batteries, and therefore can remain attached to the scooter during transport. The battery wires will be disconnected in order to protect them from potential damage, unless the scooter design provides an effective means of preventing unintentional activation.


Scuba Equipment

Regulators, Buoyancy Compensators, masks, snorkels and fins are all acceptable as either checked or carry-on baggage.

Neither full nor empty compressed gas cylinders (scuba tanks) are allowed in checked or carry-on baggage.

There is no additional charge for scuba equipment as long as the items are within size and weight limitations.


Skateboards
Skateboards/longboards can be accepted as a carry-on or checked item, as long as it is within JetBlue’s size limitations.  If checked in, it will only be accepted as a conditionally checked item at the airport.  Conditionally accepted items are accepted only at the customer's own risk.  JetBlue will not be liable for damage, loss, or spoilage of conditionally accepted items.

Selfie-Sticks / Tripods on JetBlue Flights
At this time, there are no restrictions for the carry on of selfie-sticks, tripods or other telescopic devices as a personal item as long as they fit within the accepted carry-on baggage dimensions.

Skis and Snowboards

There is no additional charge for ski and snowboard equipment; however, one item of equipment will count as a checked bag. Skis and snowboards are exempt from the standard size requirements (62") but should still follow weight and other equipment guidelines.

One item of ski equipment is considered:

  • One pair of skis, with one pair of ski boots and one pair of ski poles. (Please note: ski boots, if packed separately from skiing equipment, must be in a ski boot bag to be considered part of the one piece of checked baggage) or
  • One snowboard, with one pair of snowboard boots. (Please note: snowboard boots, if packed separately from snowboarding equipment, must be in a snow boot bag to be considered part of the one piece of checked baggage). Also note, customers will be charged an excess baggage fee if the snowboard exceeds our checked baggage weight requirements.

The equipment must be checked in at the ticket counter. All ski or snowboard equipment must be in a sturdy container for protection since we do not provide ski boxes.

Ski and snowboard equipment are not accepted on flights to/from the Dominican Republic.


Water Skiing Equipment

Water ski equipment is not accepted on flights to/from the Dominican Republic due to checked baggage size restrictions.

There is no additional charge for water ski equipment on domestic flights; however, one item of equipment will count as a checked bag. Skis are exempt from the standard size requirements (62") but should still follow weight and other equipment guidelines.

One item of water skiing equipment is considered:

  • one pair of water skis
  • one tow rope
  • one life preserver or
  • one wakeboard
  • One tow rope
  • One life preserver

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