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 in checked bags:

  • Balance gliders, hoverboards, electric skateboards, or self-balancing boards 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 are allowed in either checked or carry-on bags)
  • Electronic/smokeless cigarettes (must be carried in the cabin; the device must be in the "off" position and disconnected from the charging system and battery)
  • 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
  • Radioactive materials
  • Samsung Galaxy 7 Note devices under recall (per FAA guidance)
  • Smart Bags and bags with integrated installed lithium batteries/power banks (Bags with integrated or installed lithium batteries/power banks [aka, Smart Bags] are not permitted to be checked in unless battery is removed from the bag(s).
    Spare lithium batteries are not permitted in checked bags, but may be in carry-on bags if they meet the following criteria: The battery terminals are insulated and placed inside a protective case or plastic bag; two (2) spare batteries are permitted per customer and the battery does not exceed 160 watt hours.)
  • Scuba tanks (neither full nor empty tanks are accepted)
  • Spray paint
  • Speakers over 10 inches will NOT be accepted
  • 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:

Couldn't find your item on the list? Be safe: visit the FAA's website for a complete list.  

*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-on or checked bags

There's no limit to the number 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
  • Canes
  • Child carriers/backpack carriers 
  • Walkers
  • 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 a checked bag as well as onboard the cabin. Assistive devices with batteries include respirators, CPAP machines, portable oxygen concentrators (POCs) 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.

The FAA provides guidance for safely bringing your assistive devices. Visit them here:

*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.

TSA-Approved Luggage Locks

When using a baggage lock, make sure you have a TSA-approved lock for your bag. 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


Inverters are permitted for travel in both checked or carry-on bags as long as:

  • The battery is below 100 watts
  • The inverter is in the "off" position
  • Precautions are taken to prevent activation
  • No other personal electronic devices are connected to the inverter

The inverter may not be used during the flight.

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