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Musical Instruments on JetBlue

Musical instruments carried in the Cabin:
A musical instrument is allowed in place of one carry-on item, provided it can be stowed properly under the seat or in an overhead bin, and the total linear dimensions do not exceed 45 linear inches (length + width + depth). If total linear dimensions exceed 45 inches, the instrument must be checked. JetBlue is not responsible for damage to baggage carried in the cabin unless the damage was caused by JetBlue.

Musical Instruments in a purchased Cabin Seat:
Musical instruments (such as basses, cellos and guitars) of a size that prevents the instrument from being handled as normal carry-on baggage will be accepted in the cabin subject to the following:

  1. An extra seat has been purchased for it 
  2. It has no sharp edges and is shaped so that it may be secured with a seat belt
  3. It does not weigh more than can easily be handled by one person (estimated 50 pounds)
  4. Its bulk, shape, or size will not obstruct seat belt or no smoking signs when secured in the seat.
  5. It is placed in a window seat
  6. It is not in an exit row seat
  7. It is secured by a Crewmember
  8. A Crewmember reports to the #1 Flight Attendant that they have secured the item
  9. The item is pre-boarded and deplaned after other Customers have deplaned

Note: Any Crewmember in the process of securing the article is empowered to decide when the article cannot be properly secured because of its shape or size and whether the weight is greater than can be easily handled

Musical instruments as checked baggage:
A musical instrument will count as one piece of checked baggage. There are no additional fees for Musical instruments as long as they are within size and weight requirements (overweight, oversize, and excess baggage fees apply). JetBlue accepts no liability for damage to Musical instruments. We suggest packing them in a hard-sided container designed for travel.

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