The following equipment will be accepted as a checked bag, and will count towards your checked baggage allowance based on the fare that was purchased (Blue, Blue Plus, Blue Flex): bicycles, surfing, kitesurfing and windsurfing equipment. These items will be subject to a charge (including Mint® and Mosaic customers) whether or not presented as a single piece, but are exempt from additional oversized and overweight limitations and fees. Excess baggage fee(s) may apply.
Example: A customer purchased a Blue Plus fare and is bringing a bicycle with no additional checked bags. The bicycle counts towards their Blue Plus fare baggage allowance and would have an applicable $100 bicycle fee. A second customer purchased a Blue fare and is bringing a bicycle with no additional checked bags. Because the bicycle counts as a checked bag, the second customer would have an applicable $30 first checked baggage fee and a $100 bicycle fee.
For more information about checked baggage guidelines, click here.
Please note: Sporting goods/equipment will only be accepted for transportation at the customer's own risk. JetBlue will not be liable in the event that the item is damaged, lost, or spoiled upon arrival.
See specific information for each item of sporting equipment.
For liability purposes, JetBlue will not permit antlers or horns on any JetBlue flights.
Baseball bats are accepted as limited liability inside an equipment bag. There are no additional fees as long as the bag fits within the size and weight guidelines. However, one item of baseball equipment will count as a checked bag.
Individual bats are not recommended and not permitted in carry-on baggage.
JetBlue will NOT accept the transport of balance gliders, hoverboards, electric skateboards, or self-balancing boards of any type that use lithium or lithium ion batteries in either checked or carry-on bags.
Why can’t I check or carry on my balance glider, hoverboard, or electric skateboard?The Department of Transportation (DOT) considers these items to be “dangerous goods” because of the size and watt hours of their lithium ion batteries.
What are the DOT regulations around lithium ion batteries?The DOT has determined that Customers flying JetBlue may travel with lithium ion batteries that supply up to 100 watts per hour (common in most cell phones, laptops, and cameras). The lithium ion batteries found in these items can supply 500+ watts per hour. Therefore, they may only be transported by an authorized shipper orcarrier.
Can JetBlue ship or store my balance glider, hoverboard, or electric skateboard?Due to the DOT’s classification of these items as dangerous goods, JetBlue is not able to store or ship them.
What is accepted:
Bicycles will be accepted in a hard-sided, padded case designed for bicycles. If not in a hard-sided case, bikes will be accepted with the handle bars secured sideways and pedals removed. The bicycle must also be encased in plastic foam, a cardboard box (domestic flights only), or similar material to prevent damage.
Domestic and International Flights:
Bicycles will be accepted on domestic and certain international flights* and will count as a checked bag. You will be charged any baggage fees associated with your fare and a $100 per bicycle each way fee.
Please note: overweight baggage fees will not be assessed for bicycles. However, the maximum allotment of 99 pounds per bag still applies. Bicycle cases should contain bicycles only; cases containing additional items may be subject to excess baggage fees. The maximum size for a bicycle case is 80 inches in overall dimension (length + width + height).
Also note: if bicycle and container are less than 62 dimensional inches and under 50 pounds, the bike fee will not be assessed.
*Bicycles are NOT accepted on flights to/from the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Peru and Port of Spain.
** Bicycles are accepted on flights to/from Cuba if they are in a plastic, hard-sided, padded case designed for bicycles and no more than 70 pounds and 80 linear inches (length + width + height). A bicycle fee will be applied if the bicycle and container are more than 50 pounds and 62 linear inches (length + width + height). Bicycles that are unsuitably packed or packed in boxes are not acceptable for check-in.
There is no additional charge for bowling equipment as long as all items are within size and weight limitations. However, one item of bowling equipment will count as a checked bag.
One item of bowling equipment is considered:
Drones may be accepted as checked baggage or carry on if it fits in the overhead bin or beneath the seat with the battery installed - see Carry-on Baggage Dimensions.
A drone is considered a Portable Electronic Device (PED) and must remain in the off position for the duration of the flight to prevent accidental activation.
Drones are generally operated on Lithium Ion/Polymer Rechargeable Batteries. Watt hours on these are the same as all other lithium ion batteries 100Wh and 160Wh and two spares may be carried as carry on when placed in a plastic bag and its terminal protected with tape. Below 100Wh there are no quantity restrictions as to the amount of batteries you can carry.
Archery equipment may be accepted depending on each individual country's requirements.
There is no additional charge or limit for checking shooting equipment. However, one piece of shooting equipment will count as a checked bag.
You must be 18 years of age to check a firearm.
Firearms, shooting equipment and related items will be accepted only as checked baggage subject to the following specific conditions:
Ammunition for the firearm cannot be placed in the same container as the firearm, but may be in the same checked bag as long as everything is packaged properly. Ammunition must be housed in a separate container that is completely separate and distinct from the firearms locked box. The ammunition must be packaged in a fiber (such as cardboard), wood or metal box specifically designed for carrying small amounts of ammunition. Ammunition is limited to 11 pounds per customer. Ammunition will not be permitted in carry-on or checked baggage on international flights.
Pistol cases may be available for purchase by cash or credit card at any JetBlue ticket counter for a nonrefundable fee of $50. Quantities are limited.
One item of shooting equipment is considered:
One rifle case containing no more than two rifles with or without scopes, one shooting net, noise suppressors, and a small rifle tool set, or one shotgun case containing no more than two shotguns, or one pistol case containing no more than four pistols, or one bow and quiver of arrows and maintenance kit enclosed in a case or container of sufficient strength to protect the bow and quiver with arrows from accidental damage.
Please note: BB guns and air guns are also considered as shooting equipment and will be treated as such.
There is no additional charge for fishing equipment; however, one item of fishing equipment will count as a checked bag. Fishing poles are exempt from the standard size requirements (62") but should still follow weight and other equipment guidelines.
One item of fishing equipment is considered:
Please note: all equipment should be packed in a hard-sided container
Fishing poles are allowed as carry-on baggage provided they fit in the overhead compartment. Small hooks for fly fishing or fresh water hooks are acceptable as allowed by TSA (Transportation Security Administration). Deep sea fishing hooks are permitted in checked bags.
Spear GunsSpear Guns must be in a hard-sided container or with the tip of the spear protected to prevent damage and must be within the size and weight guidelines, or excess fees would apply.
JetBlue does not allow compressed gas cylinders. If the gas cylinder cannot be removed from the spear gun, it will not be allowed.
Golf equipment is accepted on all flights. There is no additional charge or oversized fee for golf bags as long as they are within the standard weight limitations. A golf bag will count as a checked bag.
One item of golfing equipment is considered:
Please note: all equipment should be packed in a hard-sided container. JetBlue will accept Golf Bags in a soft-sided travel bag, but will not be liable for damage to the bag or contents.
Hockey/Lacrosse Sticks: Up to two sticks can be taped together and one hockey equipment bag. This will count as one item. Sticks can be taped together but must be packed separately from other equipment.
We advise that ice skates should always be transported in checked bags in order to avoid a delay at TSA check points.
Hockey sticks/lacrosse sticks are not accepted on flights to/from the Dominican Republic due to checked baggage size restrictions.
Kitesurfing and Windsurfing boards, when properly packed to prevent damage to the board, sail, boom, related equipment and to other baggage, are accepted upon payment of applicable fee. Items weighing more than 100 pounds will not be accepted as checked baggage. They are excluded from the size limitations, but will count as a checked bag.
Kitesurfing equipment will be accepted on domestic and certain international flights* and will count as a checked bag. You will be charged any baggage fees associated with your fare and a $100 per board each way fee.
*Kitesurfing equipment is accepted to all destinations EXCEPT to/from Bermuda, Cuba, Haiti, Peru, Port of Spain, and Santo Domingo and Santiago, Dominican Republic (Puerto Plata [POP] DOES accept kitesurfing equipment).
Oars and paddles are accepted for travel and count as one piece of checked baggage. There is no fee for items within size and weight limitations.
More than one must be taped together or in suitable bag. This will count as one item.
Parachutes may be checked or carried onboard if they do not contain any type of canister or cartridge and meet the size/weight requirements.
Note: Airport crewmembers may request that a parachute be unfolded in their presence. Customers traveling with a parachute are advised to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the airport's recommended arrival window.
Manual and approved battery powered scooters will be accepted for transport. Gas powered scooters are NOT accepted for transport.
A manual scooter is a razor-type scooter without a battery. It is operated by the rider physically pushing the scooter. There is no battery attached.
A battery powered scooter can be one of three types:
All three types will have nonspillable batteries, and therefore can remain attached to the scooter during transport. The battery wires will be disconnected in order to protect them from potential damage, unless the scooter design provides an effective means of preventing unintentional activation.
Regulators, Buoyancy Compensators, masks, snorkels and fins are all acceptable as either checked or carry-on baggage.
Neither full nor empty compressed gas cylinders (scuba tanks) are allowed in checked or carry-on baggage.
There is no additional charge for scuba equipment as long as the items are within size and weight limitations.
There is no additional charge for ski and snowboard equipment; however, one item of equipment will count as a checked bag. Skis and snowboards are exempt from the standard size requirements (62") but should still follow weight and other equipment guidelines.
One item of ski equipment is considered:
The equipment must be checked in at the ticket counter. All ski or snowboard equipment must be in a sturdy container for protection since we do not provide ski boxes.
Ski and snowboard equipment are not accepted on flights to/from the Dominican Republic.
One (1) surfboard per case; size and weight restrictions do not apply, except items weighing more than 100 pounds will not be accepted as a checked bag. We recommend that surfboards travel in a hard-sided (rather than soft-sided) case to prevent damage.
Surfboards will be accepted on domestic and certain international flights* and will count as a checked bag. You will be charged any baggage fees associated with your fare and a $100 per board each way fee.
Surfboards are accepted to all destinations EXCEPT to/from Bermuda, Cuba, Haiti, Peru, Port of Spain, *Santo Domingo and Santiago, Dominican Republic.
*Please note: Surfboards ARE accepted on flights to/from Puerto Plata and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
Skimboards within the 62 linear inch maximum bag size will count as a checked bag with no additional charge. Skimboards over 62 linear inches would be charged the oversize/overweight fee depending on size and/or weight.
A tennis racket may be carried on the aircraft and counts as one carry-on item.*
*A current Security Directive has been issued in Mexico that prohibits tennis rackets to be carried onboard any aircraft arriving or departing Mexico, including Cancun (CUN). Tennis equipment including rackets will be accepted as checked baggage only.
Water ski equipment is not accepted on flights to/from the Dominican Republic due to checked baggage size restrictions.
There is no additional charge for water ski equipment on domestic flights; however, one item of equipment will count as a checked bag. Skis are exempt from the standard size requirements (62") but should still follow weight and other equipment guidelines.
One item of water skiing equipment is considered:
One (1) windsurfing board with an aluminum (or similar type material) wishbone style boom, one (1) mast with a maximum length of 15 feet, and one (1) sail. Items weighing more than 100 pounds will not be accepted as a checked bag.
Windsurfing equipment will be accepted on domestic and certain international flights* and will count as a checked bag. You will be charged any baggage fees associated with your fare and a $100 per board each way fee.
Windsurfing equipment is accepted to all destinations EXCEPT to/from Bermuda, Cuba, Haiti, Peru, Port of Spain, Santo Domingo and Santiago, Dominican Republic.