JetBlue Carry On Bags [Weight, Size, & Policy]

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 Luggage
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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.

JetBlue Mint Suites
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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

But you can avoid this checked fee for you and three travel companions by paying for your JetBlue flight with the Barclays JetBlue Plus and JetBlue Business credit cards.

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
Barclays JetBlue Plus

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.

JetBlue Plane
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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.
The small razor blades in safety razors are also prohibited, which has caused my bag to be searched a few times when I forget to bring a different razor.
Safety Razor