JetBlue Carry-on Bag Size, Weight & Fees (EVERYTHING YOU MUST KNOW)

Are you wondering what the latest JetBlue carry-on requirements are for your upcoming trip to Florida?

When you’re thinking about hopping on a flight with JetBlue, the last thing you want to worry about is the cost of your luggage. So, you opt out of this option and decide to use a carry-on bag. 

The only problem is… 

Will JetBlue allow you to bring your own luggage onboard without breaking the bank?  

JetBlue is one of the most popular airlines that offers you low-cost flights throughout the United States and to a number of international destinations. 

Because of this, JetBlue has several rules and regulations for carry-on baggage, which can often change. In this article, I will discuss the latest JetBlue carry-on bag size, weight, and fees.

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At a Glance (JetBlue Carry-On)

  • Take advantage of no weight restrictions for your Jetblue carry-on just make sure you can lift it overhead
  • Pay attention to which fare you select as the Blue Basic Fare does not allow for carry-on bags
  • Be sure to save $10 on your JetBlue flight carryon by adding it in advance
  • Don’t stress if there isn’t enough overhead bin space for your carry-on, you will receive a $25 JetBlue travel credit, and your bag checked for free
  • Remember that you can bring one personal item and place it under the seat in front of you

Keep reading to learn all you need about the latest JetBlue Airlines carry-on guidelines.

Can I bring a carry-on bag on JetBlue?

As a passenger on JetBlue, you are allowed to have one carry-on bag and one personal item.

Your JetBlue carry-on will have to be placed in the overhead bin of the airplane or you can stow it beneath the seat in front of you.

However, your personal item must also be placed in front of you underneath the seat.

JetBlue Overhead Bin for carry-on luggage. Keep reading to discover JetBlue’s carry-on bag size limit.
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Just know that this option is not available for Blue Basic Fare customers which we’ll go through in much more detail later.

What’s considered a personal item with JetBlue?

According to JetBlue, the following are considered a personal item:

These are just a few examples to give you an idea of what’s considered a personal item. 

Hipster Power Tip: If you’re planning on bringing a garment bag, please remember that JetBlue does not offer any closets to hang your bags on any of their planes. Do keep this in mind when you’re packing for your flight.

What is the latest JetBlue carry-on bag size?

JetBlue is always updating their carry-on bag size, weight, and fees. The latest carry-on bag size is not to exceed 22 inches in length by 14 inches in width by 9 inches in height for the overhead bin.

JetBlue Seatback Charging for carry-on luggage. Keep reading to learn more if you can fly JetBlue with a carry-on.
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Under your seat, your luggage can not go beyond 17 inches in length by 13 inches in width by 8 inches in height.

You will want to be sure and then double sure that your bag fits these specifications, there is no oh it’s close enough when it comes to Jetblue carry-on sizes. Remember, this includes the wheels and handles of your carry-on bag.

Lady sitting on pink suitcase and lady on train tracks with brown back pack. Keep reading to discover if you can fly JetBlue with a carry-on.

If not and your Jet blue carry-on bag is brought back to the boarding area you can expect to pay a fee. A $65 fee for it to be checked at the gate that could be put to much better use on your Florida vacation.

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What is the latest JetBlue carry-on weight limit?

For a carry-on bag, JetBlue does not currently have any weight limits. However, you must test your bag in the nearby carry-on bag checker display to ensure its dimensions fit.

Lady checking carry on bag to see if it will fit on airplane for JetBlue carry-on. Keep reading to find out all you need to know about flying JetBlue with a carry-on.

You’ll also want to make sure that you can easily lift the bag over your head so that you’ll be able to get it into the overhead bin.

What is considered a carry-on bag for a flight on JetBlue?

Although this is not a complete list, below are the following items that are considered carry-on bags for JetBlue:

  1. Backpack
  2. Roller bag
  3. A duffel bag
  4. Garment bag

What is not considered a carry-on that you can still bring with you on JetBlue?

Certain situations and scenarios in life may cause you to have to have an additional bag with you that’s a necessity. 

Lady standing front of airport window for JetBlue carry-on. Keep reading to learn more about flying JetBlue with a carry-on.

This type of item is something that you need, so you don’t want it to count as a carry-on bag. 

Here are a few items that you can ALSO bring that won’t count as your carry-on bag or your personal item:

  1. Duty-Free Items that you purchase at the airport
  2. A diaper bag for your baby
  3. Coat
  4. Assistive devices
  5. Umbrella
  6. Infant Car Seat

What is not allowed in a JetBlue carry-on bag?

Safety and security are a priority for all airlines so JetBlue is no different.

Sparklers and Fireworks. Keep reading to discover JetBlue’s carry-on bag size limit.

Here are a few basic guidelines to remember what not to pack in your JetBlue carry-on bag for your next flight.

  • Aerosols, Liquids, and Gels:  Only one clear transparent, resealable one-liter sized plastic bag is allowed in travel-size containers with a 3.4 oz./100 ml capacity or less per container
  • Sporting Goods (Items like self-inflating life vests, hockey sticks, ski poles, golf clubs, baseball bats)
  • Sharp Objects (Items such as metal scissors with pointed tips or devices with a folding or retractable blade)
  • Self-defense Items (such as dog-repellent spray, mace/pepper spray, shocking devices/stun guns)
  • Explosive Materials (such as fireworks)
  • Flammable Items (No lighter fluid, strike anywhere matches or gasoline)

The full list of what is not allowed on a plane per TSA guidelines can be found here.

How do I determine what size carry-on bag I should bring?

To determine what size carry-on bag you need, first determine the length of your trip and the types of activities you will be doing.

For me, I like to have my handy dandy book bag from Under Armour. 

I bring this bag no matter what for trips a week or less. For trips over a week, I’ll bring a small roller suitcase with clothing that can be mixed and matched together.

Luggage inside the airport. Keep reading to find out all you need to know about flying JetBlue with a carry-on.

When I’m packing, I try to fold my clothes in a way that allows for more space in the bag.

I like to roll my clothing instead of folding them so that way I can get more space inside my luggage.

Folding clothes inside suitcase one of the best ways to travel to save space. Keep reading to learn more about flying JetBlue with a carry-on.

Overall, if it doesn’t fit in the carry-on bag, then it doesn’t get to go with me.  

What are the latest JetBlue baggage fees?

If you have a bag that is too big for the overhead bin, if your fare doesn’t include checked bags, or if you opted for the Blue Basic Fare, then your check bag fee is $35 for the first bag and $50 for your second checked bag for flights within the U.S., Latin America, and Caribbean. 

Orange suitcase next to sunglasses and camera. Keep reading to learn more about JetBlue carry-on policy.

These prices are with the $10 savings if you have them added before your check-in so be sure to do this at least 24 hours before your flight departure.

If you are looking for a JetBlue fare that includes a free checked bag then you will want to look at Blue Plus and Mint fares. Don’t forget that if you are already a Mosaic member, JetBlue Plus, and JetBlue Business card member then your checked bag is free.

Weighing luggage at the airport. Keep reading to learn more if you can fly JetBlue with a carry-on.

Blue Plus, Mint, Mosaic, and JetBlue Plus Card Members get the first bag checked for free. 

For travel between the U.S. and the U.K., Blue, Blue Plus, Mint, Mosaic, and JetBlue Plus Card Members get the first bag checked for free. 

Airport city display landing times. Keep reading to find out all you need to know about JetBlue carry-on policy.

According to JetBlue, checked bags exceeding 62″ (157.48 cm) in overall dimensions (length + width + height) or 50 pounds (22.68 kg) will also incur a fee. You can get the full guidelines here.

Here are a few items that WILL count as a checked bag:

  • Golf Bag
  • Skiis
  • Snowboard
  • Fishing Rod

Hipster Power Tip: You’ll save money by checking your bags in advance on or the JetBlue app.

What is the Blue Basic Fare with JetBlue?

Another thing you should consider if you’re planning on booking with JetBlue is doing a bit of research on their Blue Basic Fare. This option allows you the freedom to fly wherever and whenever you want with JetBlue for a budget-friendly rate.

Inside airplane with passengers. Keep reading to find out all you need to know about flying JetBlue with a carry-on.

With this discounted price comes a few restrictions. One being that you cannot bring a carry-on bag with you if you purchase your plane tickets using this program.

You are still able to bring your personal item with you and there are a few exceptions to the rules that will allow you to bring a carry-on as a Blue Basic Fare customer such as:

  • Being a Mosaic Customer
  • If you’re traveling to and from London (also includes connecting flights)
  • Active U.S. Military
  • If you’re upgrading your Blue Basic Fare with an Even More Space seating option
  • Unaccompanied Minors

Final Thoughts on Flying JetBlue with a Carry-ON

Always be sure to check the latest JetBlue baggage fees and restrictions before traveling. 

Black lady walking through airport with luggage looking at her phone. Keep reading to learn more about JetBlue carry-on policy.

If you’re traveling domestically in the U.S. with a Blue, Blue Extra, Mint Fare, or Even More Space Upgrade, then you are guaranteed to have space for your carry-on bag.

If for some reason you’re not able to place your bag in the overhead bin, JetBlue will give you a $25 JetBlue Travel Bank Credit that is valid for up to a year and you’ll get your bag checked for free.

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I hope this guide has helped ease your mind for your upcoming flight. Hopefully one of those flights will lead you to my beautiful state of Florida.

Until next time, Happy Florida Travels Hipster!

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About the Author

My name is NikkyJ. I’m a wife, a mother, a pharmacist turned theme park blogger, USA Today 10Best Contributor, and a writer who loves exploring all the hidden gems of Florida!

I was born and raised in Leesburg, Florida which attributes to my passion about for this amazing state.

I want to show you how you can create your own memories while discovering the Sunshine State!

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