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Checked Baggage Requirements

» Checking a Bag
» Overweight, Oversized Baggage and Excess Bags
» Checking baggage for someone other than yourself
» Checking in Your Bags
» Checked Baggage Requirement Exceptions for Select Markets
» Non-US VAT Tax on Baggage Fees

 
Checking a Bag

We offer fare options that include different numbers of checked bags. Checked bags that exceed 62" (157.48 cm) in overall dimensions (length + width + height), including wheels/handles, or exceed 50 pounds (22.68 kg) will also incur a fee.

For Blue fares, the first checked bag fee is $20 when purchased during web check-in or at a kiosk, or $25 at the check-in counter and the second checked bag is $35.

For Blue Plus fares, one checked bag is included and the second checked bag fee is $35. For Blue Flex fares, two checked bags are included.

For Blue and Blue Plus fares for flights to or from the following BlueCities, one (1) checked bag is included and the second checked bag fee is $35:

  • Santo Domingo (SDQ)
  • Santiago (STI)
  • Port-au-Prince (PAP)
  • Port of Spain (POS)
  • Kingston (KIN)
  • Cartagena (CTG)
  • Medellin (MDE)
  • Bogota (BOG)
  • Lima (LIM)
  • Mexico City (MEX) 

For Mint fares: two checked bags are included.

For all fares, any additional bags are $100 each.

Mosaic customers and those on the same itinerary are allowed two (2) checked bags free of charge.

Bookings made prior to June 30, 2015

Customers who booked prior to June 30, 2015 will be allowed one (1) checked bag free of charge and may check a second bag for a $35 fee.


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 - 99 pounds (23.13 - 44.91 kg) $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) $100 per bag ($75 for customers who booked prior to May 21, 2014)
* 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.

3rd + Baggage

Additional bags will be accepted for a fee of $100 per bag. This also applies to Mosaic customers and customers traveling in JetBlue Mint.

* 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.
    • Customers traveling domestically from Fort Lauderdale (FLL), John F. Kennedy (JFK) or Tampa (TPA) with checked baggage, must check in 40 minutes prior to scheduled departure.
  • Customers who are flying out of an airport that offers curbside check-in will NOT be able to pre-pay for baggage during online check-in.
  • 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 Requirement Exceptions for Select Markets

Baggage Exceptions for Select Markets

For Blue and Blue Plus fares for flights to or from the following BlueCities, one (1) checked bag is included and the second checked bag fee is $35:

  • Santo Domingo (SDQ)
  • Santiago (STI)
  • Port-au-Prince (PAP)
  • Port of Spain (POS)
  • Kingston (KIN)
  • Cartagena (CTG)
  • Medellin (MDE)
  • Bogota (BOG)
  • Lima (LIM)
  • Mexico City (MEX) 

Additional Baggage Guidelines for all of Dominican Republic, Haiti and Trinidad & Tobago

  • Each customer may check a total of two (2) bags (one (1) checked bag included for SDQ, STI, PAP, & POS). 
  • Each bag must NOT exceed 62 inches (157.48 centimeters) in overall dimensions (length + width + height) and CANNOT exceed 50 pounds (22.73 kg). Baggage dimensions are determined by adding the length, width, and height together.
  • Additional baggage and bags that exceed the overall dimensions or weight WILL NOT be allowed onboard flights to/from the Dominican Republic*, Haiti, or Trinidad & Tobago.
    • *Additional baggage will be accepted on flights to/from La Romana, Dominican Republic

Peru

  • Customers traveling to/from Lima, Peru may check one (1) bag free of charge only if 50 pounds (22.73 kg) or less and 62 inches (157.48 centimeters) or less. 
    • A second bag may be checked for an additional charge 
    • Maximum number of checked bags is two (2), and maximum allowed weight is 70 pounds (31.75 kg) each. 
  • Each bag must NOT exceed 62 inches (157.48 centimeters) in overall dimensions (length + width + height). Baggage dimensions are determined by adding the length, width, and height together.
  • Overweight fees will be applicable to baggage outside of the limitations above - see Checked Baggage Requirements 

Jamaica

  • Electronic cigarettes/chargers, and spare lithium batteries are not allowed in checked bags on flights to/from Jamaica.

Boxes and Liability

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

Military Personnel Traveling on JetBlue

Separate baggage exceptions apply for U.S. Military and Family. Click here for more information.


Non-US VAT Tax on Baggage Fees

A Value Added Tax (VAT) of up to 18% is payable on baggage fees for certain international flights. Non-US VAT based on itinerary are as follows:

Country of Originating travel VAT
Barbados 17.5% of Baggage fee
Dominican Republic 18% of Baggage fee
Costa Rica 5% of Baggage fee
Trinidad 15% of Baggage fee

 


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