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Summer travel: What airline passengers need to know

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2012 | 12:00 AM

This is the second in our series this week, as we give you useful information from airlines to make your travel plans hassle-free this summer. Yesterday, we looked at Virgin Atlantic, today we turn the spotlight on JetBlue.


Baggage Allotment: First checked-in bag is free. Bags must not exceed 62" (157.48 cm) in overall dimensions (length, width, height) and cannot exceed 50 lb (22.73 kg). Boxes will not be accepted as checked baggage on international flights. If carrying additional bags, there is a US$40 (apprx. J$3,520) fee for checking a second bag and US$75 (J$6,600) fee for a third bag.

Overweight Bags Fee: 51-70lb (31.82 kilos) US$50 (J$4,400) per bag; 71-99lb (45 kilos), US$100 (J$8,800) per bag.

Oversized Bag Fee: 63-80 inches (203.2 cm) $75 per bag. Bags larger than 80" will not be accepted.

Carry-on Baggage: Each customer may bring on board one personal item (purse, briefcase, laptop, etc.) plus one carry-on bag. Your personal item must not exceed 18" long (45.72 cm) x 15" wide (38.1 cm) x 8" high (20.32 cm to fit under the seat in front of you). To fit in the overhead bin, bag must not exceed: 26" long (66 cm) x 18" wide (45.72 cm) x 12" high (30.48 cm).

Baggage Claim: Delayed/damaged baggage must be claimed with a JetBlue crew member at the airport. If you have left the airport, call the Baggage Service Office within four hours after arrival.

Allowances for Children: Infants travelling in a lap may bring one diaper bag, one stroller and one car seat. Infants travelling for free do not qualify for the checked baggage allowance. Checked child-safety seats do not count as one checked bag and there is no fee assessed. Playpens and other infant beds will count towards your checked-baggage allowance and must meet size and weight requirements.

Infants/children may occupy a seat with or without a child-restraint system. If not, they must be able to sit upright.

If checking a safety seat, it will not count as one of your checked bags and there is no fee assessed. JetBlue does not provide safety seats, CARES, nor the bags or boxes to cover them.

Mobility Accommodations: JetBlue provides assistance to customers who require mobility/wheelchair assistance, available at all airports. If you are unable to ascend/descend stairs, request special assistance with boarding/deplaning when making a reservation, so our airport crews can have the required equipment available. For more see: www.

Tomorrow: American Airlines.