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JetBlue Airways, known as JetBlue or sometimes JetBlue airlines is a US low-cost airline. The airline has multiple bases across the US but its main hub is at John F. Kennedy International Airport. The airline flies to around 100 destinations and has a fleet of over 250 aircraft, making it the seventh-largest airline in the US. The airline mainly offers domestic flights within the US, however, it also flies to other parts of North America, as well as to Central America and South America. Overall, the airline flies to more than 100 destinations.

The airline was founded in 1998, initially flying under the name and brand 'NewAir'. In 2000, the airline launched flights in 2000 with a flight from Buffalo to Fort Lauderdale. The airline initially launched as a low-cost carrier but over time added amenities to its services such as in-flight entertainment, meals and more.

Although the airline has a number of hubs across the US, it mainly offers point-to-point flights between many destinations in the Americas. The main destinations that it flies out of including New York JFK, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Long Beach, Washington-National, Newark and Tampa. New York JFK, Boston and Fort Lauderdale are particularly important destinations for the airline, with more than 100 daily departures from these airports.

JetBlue has codeshare agreements with many airlines, such as; Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air China, Air India, All Nippon Airways (ANA), Asiana Airlines, Avianca, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Japan Airlines, LIAT, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways and TAP Portugal.

JetBlue is one of the most popular low-cost airlines in the US. While its domestic route network is impressive, many of the routes that it serves are similar to other US airlines. What really makes JetBlue stand out is its position as one of the top choices if you're looking for budget-friendly international short-haul and transatlantic flights.

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Baggage Policy

JetBlue has a different baggage policy for carry-on and checked baggage policy.

Carry-on Baggage

You may bring onboard 1 personal item (purse, briefcase, laptop, etc.) with you on the flight, regardless of which fare you purchase.

All personal items must not exceed 43cm x 33cm x 20cm (17in x 13in x 8in) in length, width and height, including wheels/handles, on all of our aircraft types. Personal items must be placed underneath the seat in front of you.

If you purchase the Blue, Blue Plus, Blue Extra or Mint fare, you're may bring onboard 1 carry-on bag.

Carry-on baggage must fit within the dimensions of 55.8cm x 35.5cm x 22.8cm (22in x 14in x 9in) in length, width and height.

Carry-on baggage must not contain any prohibited items including any fluid exceeding 100ml. If it's found by airport security, it will be confiscated.

Checked Baggage

For checked luggage, whether you get a free baggage allowance will depend on the fare option you purchase and the route that you're flying.

On flights within the US, Latin American and the Caribbean

If your purchase Blue Plus fare or are a JetBlue Plus Cardmember, you're given a free checked baggage allowance for the 1st piece of baggage you check.

If you purchase the Mint or Mosaic fare, you're given a free checked baggage allowance for the 1st and 2nd pieces of baggage you check.

If you purchase any other fare, you're not given a free checked baggage allowance.

On flights between the UK and US

If you purchase the Blue, Blue Plus, Blue Extra or you're a JetBlue Plus Cardmember, you're given a free checked baggage allowance for the 1st piece of baggage you check.

If you purchase the Mint or Mosaic fare, you're given a free checked baggage allowance for the 1st and 2nd pieces of baggage you check.

If you purchase the Blue Basic fare, you're not given a free checked baggage allowance.

Excess Baggage

Oversized and excess baggage will incur a fee with the airline. Bags that don't meet the defined size parameters and set weight will be subject to a charge. Some sporting equipment can be classed as your baggage allowance. Golf bags, ski and snowboards, skimboards and fishing equipment are included as part of this and will not face any additional oversized baggage charges, 

To avoid these charges excess baggage can be added to the booking during the booking process or by contacting our customer service team if you already have a booking with us. 

Special Baggage

Bicycles, surfboards, kitesurfs and windsurfs are accepted as part of your checked baggage allowance. These special items will incur an additional charge but will not be subject to oversized baggage fees. For more information on JetBlue's bicycle policy as well as information on how to check a bike please see our FAQ page on "Flying with a Bike."

Find out about flying with a service animal, pet, or an emotional support animal. Alternative Airlines provides advice and information on taking pets on JetBlue planes.

Cabin Classes

JetBlue offers its passengers the choice between 2 different cabin classes onboard its flights.

Economy Class

JetBlue offers Economy Class seating on all flights, which has been noted as one of the best airlines for their legroom in economy.

Economy Class Facilities

On-board, enjoy free brand-name snacks and complimentary drinks, as well as free wi-fi, and personal tv screen on every seat. Meals available to purchase on domestic routes but are included on flights to London, with 9 possible combinations of mains and bases, check you seatback TV screen for details.

Economy Class Seating

Economy offers some of the best economy seating in coach, with comfortable padded seats, with ample legroom and pitch. You will receive a personal Snooze Kit, with eye-mask and earplugs, as well as a warm towel.

Premium Economy

Premium Economy Seating

JetBlue's economy class seats are a bit roomier than the standard, but the real deal for plus-size passengers is in their premium economy class. For a small extra fee, you get a lot more bang for your buck with a premium ticket—seats with a 38-inch pitch and priority boarding.

Business Class

From 2019, JetBlue is introducing a new business class, entitled Mint.

Business Class Facilities

Speed through security with a dedicated Mint check-in queue and expedited security lane, enjoy priority boarding, and be one of the first to collect your bags at the carousel with preferred bag claim.

Once on-board, start with a welcome RefreshMint (that’s Mintspeak for our house cocktails) before enjoying artisanal dining; choose from a selection of seasonal small plates inspired by NYC’s Saxon + Parole, and complemented by espresso-based drinks from Brooklyn Roasting Company and a selection of teas from Teapigs. On flights to London the airline has partnered with Delicious Hospitality Group to bringging popular restraunts Pasquale Jones, Charlie Bird and Legacy Records to the skies. 

Enjoy tons of free wi-fi, and entertainment on your 17" personal seat-back touchscreen. Hand-crafted SR60e headphones from Grado Labs in Brooklyn will transform your Mint seat into an inflight theatre. 

Passengers will also receive a complimentary Hayward & Hopper amenity kit.

Business Class Seating

Mint passengers can enjoy lie-flat seats, so that you can lie-back and relax in the longest fully lie-flat seat (6'8") on a domestic premium flight.

Each super-comfy seat features cushions with adjustable firmness and a massage feature, a plush comforter and even your own pillow.

For extra privacy, newer Mint suites also come with a cabin door and direct aisle access.

Little details such as mood lighting and a wake me button (aka a do not disturb button) will ensure you can really shut-off.

Mint Studio

Upgrade yourself to JetBlues newest Mint product, Mint Studio. This exclusive product, only two per aircraft!, boasts a larger seat with space for 2 diners as well as a 22" entertainment screen. You will also get all of the luxurious features and amenities as the other Mint passengers. 


JetBlue check-in can be done via the airport, the app or online.

Online Check-in

JetBlue Airways offer passengers both online and mobile check-in. This service can be found on the JetBlue website, under ‘Online Check-in’ and is available 24 hours before the scheduled departure time. You can also check-in via the airlines app, which can be downloaded by searching for 'JetBlue' on your mobile phones app store.

Airport Check-in

If you have not checked in online for your JetBlue Airlines flight, then you must check-in at the airport via the self-service check-in kiosks.

Passengers should arrive at the airport two hours before the scheduled departure time and should report to check-in as soon as they arrive at the airport. For domestic flights, passengers should arrive 1.5 hours before departure and two hours before departure for international flights.

Frequent Flyer Programme

JetBlue's Frequent Flyer Club is called TrueBlue


JetBlue Airways offers a Frequent Flyer programme called TrueBlue. One of the many perks of the TrueBlue frequent flyer programme is that you can use your points on any JetBlue flight at any given time.

You can earn three TrueBlue points for every dollar that you spend on JetBlue flights through Alternative Airlines. As a TrueBlue member you can also benefit from gaining points when travelling with both partner airlines as well as shopping partners including Amazon, IHG, Avis/Budget, Jet Opinions, TrueBlue Dining and co-branded banking partners. The airline will also reward you bonus points when travelling with your pet (300 points) and flying with more space (200 points),

Airline Alliance

JetBlue isn't part of the major three airline alliances (Oneworld, Sky Team, Star Alliance), however, it has recently formed a strategic partnership with American Airlines. Customers on both airlines are able to gain points for sectors travelled and higher level members are able to use each others airport lounges and other facilities. The partnership allows for a greater level of destinations for JetBlue passengers across the US and internationally.

JetBlue also has additional partnership agreements with Aer Lingus, Cape Air, Emirates, Hawaiian Airlines, Icelandair, JSX, Porter, Qatar Airways, Seaborne, Silver Airways and South African Airways which allow JetBlue customers to earn TrueBlue points on flights travelled with these airlines and a greater route portfolio for passengers.

Special Services

JetBlue offers a range of different special services for its passengers.

Travelling With Pets

Find out about flying with a service animal, pet, or an emotional support animal. Alternative Airlines provides advice and information on taking pets on JetBlue planes.

Sports Equipment

Bicycles, surfboards, kitesurfs and windsurfs are accepted as part of your checked baggage allowance. These special items will incur an additional charge but will not be subject to oversized baggage fees. For more information on JetBlue's bicycle policy as well as information on how to check a bike please see our FAQ page on "Flying with a Bike."

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Destinations that JetBlue flies to

JetBlue flies to over 100 destinations within the United States, the Americas and London. This includes New York City, San Francisco, Tampa, Orlando, Detroit, Minneapolis, Dallas, Houston, Michigan, the Bahamas, Florida, Bermuda, Barbados, Costa Rica, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago and many more. Why not a one-way flight with JetBlue to the following destinations and return whenever you want to:

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Hub Airport

John F. Kennedy International Airport

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) is a major international airport located 12 miles southeast of Lower Manhattan, in Queens, New York City, United States. It is the busiest international air passenger gateway in the United States.

JFK Airport operates one of the world's longest flights since Singapore Airlines launched from Singapore and New York, JFK.

Over seventy airlines operate out of the airport, with non-stop or direct flights to destinations in all six inhabited continents. The airport features six passenger terminals, four runways, and serves as a hub for American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, the primary operating base for JetBlue Airways and a secondary hub for Envoy Air. A number of airlines also operate services out of this airport including China Airlines, GoJet Airlines, Delta, Emirates, Volaris, Xiamen Airlines and previously Air Jamaica.

Deals, Discounts and Payments

Find loads of great JetBlue flight deals with booking your flights through Alternative Airlines. Save money on your JetBlue flight ticket with some amazing JetBlue coupons and deals today.

Paying for JetBlue flights with PayPal is quick and easy when booking through Alternative Airlines. PayPal is a safe and secure way to pay for flights, protecting your personal information and giving you peace of mind when buying JetBlue flights. PayPal offer a variety of flight discounts when you use PayPal to pay for flights, find out more on our top reasons to buy flights using PayPal blog.

Buy your spring break flight tickets on JetBlue with Alternative Airlines! As well as a number of domestic destinations, JetBlue is one of the only airlines that fly from the US to the popular spring break destination — Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Did you know you can buy JetBlue flights on finance? Here, at Alternative Airlines you can buy ANY JetBlue flight and spread the cost over weekly, bi-weekly or monthly instalments, depending on the payment plan provider. With flights on finance, you can easily plan your next JetBlue flight without having to pay for the full amount at once. Please note that the payment plan available at checkout will depend on the country you reside in.

If you reside in the United States, then you can use Klarna, Afterpay, Affirm, Sezzle and more to help you budget for your next trip away.


JetBlue's fleet consists of a mix of Airbus and Embraer aircraft. The airline is constantly updating and upgrading its fleet to bring in the newest generation of aircraft and has over 250 different jets in service:

  • Airbus A321LR
  • Airbus A321neo
  • Airbus A321-200
  • Airbus A321XLR
  • Airbus A320-200
  • Airbus A220-300
  • Embraer190

Cancellation Policy

JetBlue's cancellation policy changes depending on the type of fare that you have purchased. jetBlue has refundable flights and non-refundable flights.

The Blue Basic fare is completely non-refundable and cannot be cancelled.

The Blue, Blue Plus and Mint Fares are refundable, however, it will cost a fee to make a cancellation or change to your booking. Sometimes, this can cost almost as much as the flight itself and isn't the best option if you're looking for a full refund or something close to a full refund. However, if you're happy with getting a small amount of the cost of your flight back, these fares are a good choice.

The Blue Extra fare is completely refundable and doesn't require you to pay a change or cancellation fee.

It's important to check which fare you are purchasing at the time of booking. We will let you know if your flight is refundable in the fare rules when you buy your flight.

At Alternative Airlines, you can add Cancellation Protection to your JetBlue flight, which will entitle you to a full refund if you can't use your flight due to a number of emergency circumstances, including scheduled airline failure, adverse weather, redundancy and many other reasons. Cancellation Protection covers you for a refund regardless of which fare you purchase, giving you added peace of mind in case you can't use your reservation.

Frequently asked questions

Where does JetBlue fly to?

JetBlue flies all across the US, as well as to destinations outside the US in North America, Central America and South America. US destinations include cities like Los Angeles, Miami, Baltimore, Newark, NYC, Alberquerque, Philadelphia, Dallas, Pittsburgh and many more.

In the Americas outside of the US, JetBlue flies to several destinations with the Caribbean, such as the Bahamas, Barbados, and the Dominican Republic.

In South America, the airline flies to the main cities in Colombia and Ecuador.

In 2021, the airline launched flights to London Gatwick and London Heathrow, in the UK.

How do I pay for my baggage online with JetBlue?

At Alternative Airlines, you can add and pay for baggage online with JetBlue at the time of booking. On the page, after you select the JetBlue flight that you want to buy, you'll be able to add multiple pieces of baggage under the 'additional baggage' section.

If you've already made a booking with Alternative Airlines, you can add additional baggage under the manage my booking section of our website. Or, contact us and we'll be able to assist.

Does JetBlue offer refunds?

Currently, all ticket types, which include those of Blue, Blue Plus and Mint tickets allow for refunds if cancelling or amending your ticket.

Which routes offer JetBlue Mint?

Currently, the airline offers its flagship Mint product on all Transatlantic routes to London. JetBlue also offers the product on some select services to Aruba, Barbados, Costa Rica, Grenada, Mexico, Saint Lucia, Saint Maarten, US Virgin Islands and some domestic routes including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Las Vegas. The product is only available on the airline's Airbus A321 family of aircraft.

Can you redeem TrueBlue points on American Airlines?

At present, the airline only offers the ability to gain TrueBlue points on flights with American Airlines.

Can I pay with a mix of cash and TrueBlue points?

JetBlue allows for its TrueBlue members the ability to use a mix of both points and cash to fund an itinerary. At Alternative Airlines, you can earn TrueBlue points on any JetBlue flight that you purchase through our website.

Where can I buy JetBlue tickets?

Alternative Airlines makes it easy for you to search and book JetBlue flights. If you have any questions about your booking, our expert Customer Service team is on-hand to help. When you book through Alternative Airlines, you can pay the way you want, including spreading the cost of your flights using one of our payment plan options.

Can I book multi-city flights with JetBlue?

Yes! JetBlue mainly offers multi-city flights within the US, but also covers parts of Central America. To find out how to book multi-city flights with JetBlue, please visit our JetBlue Multi-City Flights page. 

Who owns JetBlue?

David Neeleman is the owner of JetBlue Airways. The owner, which was born in 1959, is a Brazilian-American entrepreneur. He is also the founder of 5 other commercial airlines: Morris Air, WestJet, JetBlue Airways, Azul Brazilian Airlines, and Breeze Airways.

Where are JetBlue hubs?

JetBlue Airways currently has hubs in John F. Kennedy International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, Boston Logan International Airport, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Luis Munoz Marin International Airport and Port-au-Prince-Toussaint Louverture International Airport.

Can I buy JetBlue flights with Afterpay?

Yes, when you book through Alternative Airlines, you can buy JetBlue flights with Afterpay. With Afterpay flights, you can split the cost of your JetBlue flights into four equal interest-free payments over a period of 6 weeks. It's a great way to make your travel expenses more manageable

Can I pay for JetBlue flights with Apple Pay?

Yes! When you search for your JetBlue flights here at Alternative Airlines, you can pay using Apple Pay at checkout. Read our guide on buying JetBlue flights with Apple Pay for more information.

Is JetBlue a good airline?

Whether JetBlue Airways is a good airline is very subjective and it depends on a lot of factors including the destination you're flying to, price, convenience. However, you can take a look at this guide that shows you the pros and cons when flying with JetBlue so you can make your own decision.