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Checked Baggage Requirements
Free Baggage Allowance
  • Each customer may bring one bag free of charge.
  • Each bag must NOT exceed 62 inches (157.48 centimeters) in overall dimensions (length + width + height) and CANNOT exceed 50 pounds (22.73 kilos).

Please note: boxes will not be accepted as checked baggage on international flights.

Overweight, Oversized Baggage and Excess Bags

Overweight, oversized, and excess baggage may be checked on a load-availability basis, per the guidelines detailed below. Please note, fees will be assessed for each category that applies.

  • Example #1 - if a bag is overweight and oversized, the overweight fee plus the oversized fee will apply.
  • Example #2 - if a bag is the third bag and is also overweight and oversized, the three additional fees (overweight, oversized, excess bag) will be assessed.

Charges for excess, oversize, and overweight bags will be assessed and collected at the airport upon check-in.

Overweight Baggage

Overweight Bags
Fee
* 51 - 70 pounds (31.82 kilos) $50 per bag
* 71 - 99 pounds (45 kilos) $100 per bag
Bags over 99 pounds Will not be accepted

* Please note: Overweight baggage will not be accepted on flights to/from the Dominican Republic, Haiti or Trinidad & Tobago. Baggage over 70 pounds will not be accepted on flights to/from Lima, Peru.

Oversized Baggage

Oversized Bags
Fee
* 63 - 80 inches (203.2 centimeters) $75 per bag
* Bags over 80 inches Will not be accepted

* Please note: Oversized baggage will not be accepted on flights to/from the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Peru or Trinidad & Tobago.

Second Bag Fee

There is an additional $40 fee for checking a second bag.

3rd + Baggage

Additional bags will be accepted for a fee of $75 per bag.

* Please note: Customers traveling to/from the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Peru or Trinidad & Tobago are limited to two checked bags.


Checking baggage for someone other than yourself
As mandated by the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (P.L. 107-71), we cannot accept checked baggage on the aircraft unless the passenger who checked the baggage is aboard the aircraft.

Checking in Your Bags
  • All baggage must be checked at the airport at least 30 minutes prior to departure on domestic flights, and 60 minutes prior to departure on international flights.
  • If you are traveling to an International destination, please check in at the ticket counter.
  • Baggage will NOT be accepted for check in more than six hours prior to a flight's scheduled departure time. 
  • Please check information specific to items such as sporting equipment, firearms, musical instruments, etc. for guidelines on transporting them on JetBlue flights.
  • Are you planning on bringing carry-on items on your flight? Be sure to check our Carry-on Baggage Requirements.
  • Permitted/Prohibited Checked Baggage Items

Checked Baggage Requirements for Flights to/from the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Peru and Trinidad & Tobago

Customers checking baggage for travel to/from the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Peru (if booked on/after April 1, 2014) or Trinidad & Tobago must follow the following guidelines:

  • Each customer may check a total of two (2) bags, first checked bag free of charge.
  • Each bag must NOT exceed 62 inches (157.48 centimeters) in overall dimensions (length + width + height) and CANNOT exceed 50 pounds (22.73 kilos).
    • Customers traveling to/from Lima, Peru may check two (2) bags up to 70 pounds (31.75 kilos) each - see Checked Baggage Requirements for overweight fees.
  • Additional baggage and bags that exceed the overall dimensions or weight WILL NOT be allowed onboard flights to/from the Dominican Republic*, Haiti, Peru or Trinidad & Tobago.
    • *Additional baggage will be accepted on flights to/from La Romana, Dominican Republic
  • Boxes WILL NOT be allowed on any international flight.
    • Non-hazardous items may be packed in checked baggage; however, JetBlue will not be liable damage to any fragile items packed within a checked bag (i.e. televisions, electronics, etc.).

Baggage dimensions are determined by adding the length, width, and height together.

Humanitarian organizations transporting supplies will be subject to the same baggage allowances and guidelines as other customers.


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