JetBlue recently introduced changes to their carry-on bag policy, which you should be aware of.
Most JetBlue fare classes allow one carry-on bag, but Blue Basic customers are no longer allowed to bring a carry-on bag on board to place in the overhead bin. There are a few exceptions to the rule, which we will cover below.
JetBlue's Carry-On Bag Policy
JetBlue’s carry-on bag policy depends on the fare you booked, so be sure to check your fare class on your ticket.
However, every passenger is allowed a personal item, which must be placed under the seat in front of you.
A few items don’t count towards your one-carry-on limit, including assistive devices, one diaper bag for lap infants, coats, umbrellas, infant car seats, and a reasonable quantity of duty-free items.
Blue, Blue Extra, Blue Plus, and Mint fares
Blue, Blue Extra, Blue Plus, and Mint customers may bring one carry-on bag and one personal item (purse, small backpack, briefcase, laptop, etc.).
For flights within the U.S., JetBlue also guarantees there will be space on board for your carry-on bag, or you will receive a $25 JetBlue Travel Bank credit if the bag has to be put in the cargo hold.
Blue Basic Fares (Basic Economy)
JetBlue does not allow a carry-on bag for Blue Basic (basic economy) customers.
If you booked a Blue Basic fare, you should check your bag in advance for $35 per bag because if you check it at the gate, the cost is $65 per bag.
The exceptions to the no carry-on rule for Blue Basic fares are:
- Mosaic customers (who get a carry-on bag and early boarding with all fares)
- Customers traveling to/from London (including connecting flights)
- Customers who combine a Blue Basic fare with an Even More Space seat (on all legs, if connecting)
- Active U.S. military
- Unaccompanied minors
JetBlue Carry-On Size Restrictions
Carry-on bags for JetBlue must not exceed the dimensions of 22″ L (55.88 cm) x 14″ W (35.56 cm) x 9″ H (22.86 cm).
Personal items, which fit under the seat, must not exceed the dimensions of 17″ L (43.2 cm) x 13″ W (33 cm) x 8″ H (20.32 cm).
JetBlue Carry-On Bag Weight Restrictions
JetBlue currently does not have a weight restriction for carry-on bags, but the bag must fit in the overhead bin, and you must be able to lift the bag if assistance is not available.
Prohibited Items in Carry-On Bags
Several items are not allowed in carry-on bags on JetBlue flights, including:
- Liquids that are larger than 3.4 oz or 100 ML (except formula or breast milk).
- Golf clubs
- Ski poles
- Hockey and lacrosse sticks
- Baseball bats
- Tools (drills, saws, screwdrivers, wrenches, pliers).
- Sharp objects, including box cutters, knives, or straight razors.