Permitted/Prohibited Checked Baggage Items

Items that are Prohibited in Checked Bags

The following items are hazardous materials or dangerous goods and are not allowed as carry-on items or in checked bags:

  • Balance Gliders / Hoverboards with Lithium/Lithium Ion Batteries
  • Batteries that are Spillable (except those on wheelchairs)*
  • Camping Stoves (used)
  • Chemicals
  • Chlorine for pools and spas
  • CO2 cartridges
  • Compressed gas cylinders (including fire extinguishers, air conditioning units, etc.)
  • Dry ice beyond allowed amounts (no more than 5.5 pounds/2.5 kilograms is allowed in either checked or carry-on baggage)
  • Electronic/smokeless cigarettes
  • Explosives
  • Fireworks
  • Flares
  • Gasoline
  • Gas torches
  • Hydrocarbon gas refills
  • Liquid fuels
  • Liquid bleach
  • Mace/Pepper Spray (prohibited per JetBlue policy)
  • Magnetized materials
  • Matches (of any kind) Click here for more information on matches and lighters
  • Motorized Tools (such as chainsaws and generators, even if they are brand new)
  • Oil-based paint (latex and water-based paints are also prohibited per JetBlue policy)
  • Oxygen tanks
  • Pesticides
  • Poisons
  • Printer toner cartridges over 16 oz. 
  • Radioactive materials
  • Scuba tanks (neither full nor empty tanks are accepted)
  • Spray paint
  • Tear gas
  • Turpentine and paint thinner

In addition to the items listed above, the following are also prohibited in carry-on and checked bags on International flights:

  • Ammunition
  • Firearms

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

Couldn't find your item on the list? Be safe - please call 1-800-JETBLUE and speak with one of our Reservation crewmembers.

*The most common type of battery is a lead acid battery, which is a "spillable" battery because it is filled with a highly corrosive fluid that may leak out of the battery if it is not handled properly. A gel-cell battery is considered "non-spillable" since the gel will not leak or spill out of the battery.

Assistive and special devices as carry-ons or checked baggage

There is no limit to the amount of assistive devices you can bring onboard the aircraft. Assistive devices will not be considered as part of the carry-on or checked baggage limit; however, they are subject to carry-on size and weight restrictions.

Assistive devices include (but are not limited to):

  • Car seats
  • Crutches
  • Cane
  • Child carriers/backpack carriers 
  • Walker
  • Braces/Prosthesis
  • Wheelchair
  • Wheelchair batteries
  • Strollers
  • Breast pump
  • POC and CPAP machines

Most assistive devices will fit in the overhead bins. If not, we can gate-check it, and it will be one of the first items brought to the jetbridge. You may also request to pick it up at baggage claim.

JetBlue will accept assistive devices with batteries as checked baggage as well as onboard the cabin. Assistive devices with batteries include respirators, CPAP machines, portable oxygen concentrators and ventilators. JetBlue will allow qualified individuals with a disability who are using personal respirators/ventilators to bring their equipment, including non-spillable batteries onboard the aircraft.

*Note: Batteries used for assistive devices are required to be non-spillable and the outer packaging must be plainly and durably marked “NONSPILLABLE” or “NON-SPILLABLE BATTERY”, or completely enclosed in a case. If a battery is not labeled non-spillable or completely enclosed in a case, crewmembers must treat the battery as a spillable battery. Crewmembers will apply the acceptance procedures for spillable batteries as required under the FAA safety regulations.

Items that JetBlue Does Not Hold Liability for

The following items are accepted for transportation at your own risk. JetBlue will not be liable for damage, loss or spoilage of these items.

You may choose to carry the item(s) with you if they meet the requirements for carry-on baggage. Essential medication or currency should always travel with you and should never be checked.

Fragile or unsuitably packaged items (such as antiques, art, bottles, cameras [video, still, projectors], ceramic, computer equipment, glass, hockey sticks, liquids (Alcohol Guidelines), luggage totes, mirrors, strollers and other items subject to break in transit, musical instruments, precision tools, radios, small appliances, sound reproduction equipment, televisions or trophies)

Irreplaceable or essential items (such as antiques, artifacts, car keys, house or other keys, currency, checks, negotiable papers, securities, essential medication, heirlooms, collectible items, irreplaceable business documents, jewelry, precious stones or metals including silverware, natural fur products, optics, contact lenses, paintings/works of art)

Perishable items (such as fish, meat or any perishable food item, flowers or plants)

Accepted and recognized locks

Before you buy a lock for your bag, make sure to use a TSA accepted one. Click below to view the symbols to look for to make sure you have the right lock.

Not sure where to get one? Try these websites to find TSA accepted locks:

Safe Skies Luggage Locks or Travel Sentry

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