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To the best of our ability, we ensure that recommendations given on reflect the current airline regulations. We cannot predict how a given airline may enforce these regulations. Noncompliance may result in the need to deny boarding for your pet. We suggest that you minimize the disruptions that may occur by carefully following the rules of the airline you are using.

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Airline Pet Policy JetBlue

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Can my pet fly with me in the cabin? Yes
Can my pet fly with me as checked baggage? No
Can my pet fly without me as manifest cargo? No

JetBlue Airways is very pet friendly. Their program, JetPaws, includes a pet carrier bag tag, 300 TrueBlue points each way, a welcome e-mail and a free pet travel guide. They have flights primarily on the east and west coast of the United States, the Caribbean, Aruba and Colombia.

JetBlue Pet Policy: In-Cabin

If your dog or cat meets the requirements listed in JetBlue Airways pet policy to travel in-cabin, you will need an approved airline pet carrier.

 Pets Allowed: small dogs and cats

Route Restrictions: JetBlue will not accept pets going to Jamaica, Barbado, St Lucia, the Cayman Islands or Trinidad and Tobago. Pets are permitted on flights to and from Mexico. Dogs and cats that transit through the United States from Central and South America are not permitted on flights to St. Maarten.

Reservations: You must notify JetBlue Airways that you are traveling with a pet. Reservations cannot be made online. (1-800-JET-BLUE)

Forms Required: Health certificates are necessary for travel to many international destinations.

Cost: $100

Carrier Requirements: Maximum carrier size: 17"L x 12.5"W x 8.5"H. (hard-sided carriers) Soft-sided carriers should compress to 8.5".
Maximum combined weight pet and carrier: 20 lbs. Once carrier per passenger is permitted.

JetBlue Pet Policy: Checked Baggage

JetBlue will not fly your dog, cat or other animal either as checked baggage.

JetBlue Pet Policy: Cargo

JetBlue does not offer manifest cargo service to its pet travelers.

JetBlue Pet Policy

Many airlines require a health certificate indicating that the pet is healthy enough for travel, is free of diseases communicable to humans and has been properly vaccinated, especially when traveling in the cargo section of the aircraft.

If you are traveling to another country, JetBlue will want to see that you have the proper documents to enter that country with your pet. JetBlue transports small dogs and cats in-cabin to the following countries with the proper documentation (click on country for import information): Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Colombia*, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, Turks & Caicos* and the US Virgin Islands. Due to strict requirements, pets are not allowed on flights to Jamaica or Saint Lucia. Find pet passport forms and instructions for these countries in the Pet Travel Store.  *Breed Restrictions apply to entering these countries.


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I'm flying for the first time with my puppy, our baby, we want her to be safe and comfortable. I'm considering the Bergan CAR016. It has wheels, I like that, any ideas?
Posted on 2013-05-16 02:31:06.0
The Bergan bag is a good one. Lighter than the Sherpa on Wheels and not quite as sturdy. More room than CAR013
Posted on 2013-07-19 04:31:56.0
tengo 2 chiguagua no pasan d2 anos y un pitbult d 3meses, y me mudo para.P.R, en octubre, q debo hacer, cuando puedo reservar loos tikes de las mascotas y los d la familia? dejeme saber lo mas pronto posible.gracias..
Posted on 2013-07-27 05:15:54.0
Can u fly with 2 small pets by urself
Posted on 2013-08-08 22:58:20.0
Only one pet per customer according to their policy. Sorry...
Posted on 2013-08-15 02:06:07.0
if your pet is flying under thw seat is it still 100
Posted on 2013-08-16 03:17:28.0
Yes, JetBlue does not transport pets any other way than in the cabin.
Posted on 2013-09-28 19:31:28.0
What if you have a pet that is too large to fit under the seat - in the 40 - 50lb range?Flying to Bermuda?
Posted on 2013-10-23 14:35:25.0
Find an airline that has checked baggage service. Your pet will travel on the same flight as you are in the cargo hold.
Posted on 2013-10-28 00:02:43.0
My dog is small enough to lay down in the jet blue carrier, and under 20lbs while in the carrier. Will it be a problem if he cannot stand up while in the carrier?
Posted on 2013-11-19 21:57:32.0
That depends on the agent you deal with on travel day. All the airlines require that your pet be able to stand up and turn around when in the carrier, but there is no way to predict enforcement. You may want to ask JetBlue. Be sure and record the name of who you speak to and the time you spoke to them for future reference should you need to on travel day. Better yet, get it in writing by sending them an email:
Posted on 2013-11-23 15:43:06.0
I am trying to send a rescued cat to it's owner now living in FL. Must I accompany the Cat on the plane? I understand you do not ship in cargo.
Posted on 2014-02-03 22:03:47.0
Judy - We are not JetBlue Airlines, but can tell you that unaccompanied pets must travel as manifest cargo which JetBlue does not offer. You will need to find another airline that does offer that service if an adult passenger does not accompany the kitty. Do not change airlines along the way.
Posted on 2014-02-05 02:37:00.0
Thanks, I'm all set on Delta. Sorry to hear pet airlines or whatever it was called is no longer in business, it sounded amazing.
Posted on 2014-02-05 02:39:47.0
I have a miniature poodle? Is she too big for this travel?
Posted on 2014-02-24 15:13:00.0
Hi Franchesca - it would depend on the size of your poodle. She would have to fit comfortably into a carrier that would go under the seat in front of you. The maximum size carrier is 17"L x 12.5"W x 8.5"H and the weight of your pup and its carrier cannot exceed 20 lbs.
Posted on 2014-02-25 03:24:32.0
Hope it works . . Thx !
Posted on 2014-02-25 03:44:13.0
What if I pay for my dog to have a seat. I don't want my beautiful agility and obedience train do who minds better and is smarter than most children Under the plane
Posted on 2014-03-06 02:23:22.0
Kimberley - we understand your concern about flying pets in the hold. All airlines do require that pets traveling in the cabin be able to fit in a carrier that will fit under the seat in front of the passenger. This policy holds unless the animal is medically certified or is a comfort animal and the airline has a policy in place to address comfort animals. The other option would be a private charter, but the price is much higher.
Posted on 2014-03-08 13:13:55.0
Do we need to big documentation for our pet for a domestic flight?
Posted on 2014-03-09 21:47:16.0
Miranda - JetBlue has no published requirements for health certificates for domestic travel.
Posted on 2014-03-10 04:58:48.0
I have a really all dog. She wets less than 20 pounds but she sick. Can I still bring her and take her with me to where I'm flying too?
Posted on 2014-04-18 14:33:37.0
Candy - you will need to check with your vet to see if your pet is ft to fly. It will need to fit into an airline compliant pet carrier and fit under the seat in front of you. She must be able to stand up and turn around in the carrier. If she is too large to fit into a carrier, she would have to fly in cargo as checked baggage. However, your vet should be consulted. The airlines will expect that your pet is healthy enough to fly.
Posted on 2014-04-21 03:29:36.0
I brought a ticket for my dog, but she was really sick and died :'(.. How can I get my money back?
Posted on 2014-04-29 12:57:22.0
You should deal with JetBlue customer service on your refund.
Posted on 2014-05-02 14:21:12.0
What about a diabetic cat? I'm trying to decide is flying is the best option. Insulin isn't the issue but rather the need to keep her hydrated and not feed her.
Posted on 2014-05-25 16:16:43.0
Ruth - it is difficult to answer your question as there is not enough detail. If you can fly her in the cabin with you, that would be best. Not sure where you are going and how big your cat is.
Posted on 2014-05-26 21:45:55.0
I am flying for the first time on Jet Blue and first time with my 1-yr old rescue pup. I was able to make his reservation (and pay $100/ea way) entirely online. Super easy! Fingers crossed all goes well!
Posted on 2014-06-09 16:58:55.0
Do they rent a dog carrier
Posted on 2014-07-14 19:36:40.0
I wish!! I went to petco and they have a good variety. Also ebay has all of them for sale. Just watch the prices,some are higher than the stores and some have no return.Jet Blue has no return on theirs.I wish people rented them.Good Luck,Denise
Posted on 2014-08-01 01:12:48.0
I was wondering how you made out on your flight with your pup? I am planning on taking my Yorkie to Texas from Massachusetts.Would love to hear your experienceThank you,Denise
Posted on 2014-08-01 01:14:25.0
Some airlines rent crates for cargo, but not for in-cabin carriers. Really a health issue as washing them can be difficult. Health dept. would not allow it.
Posted on 2014-08-01 03:44:20.0
Iris - JetBlue sólo transportará mascotas en la cabina. ¿Su pitbull ser demasiado grande para caber en una jaula en octubre? Si esto es correcto, entonces usted tendrá que encontrar una línea aérea que llevará a su mascota en la bodega de carga. No estamos seguros de donde usted está volando a Puerto Rico desde, pero American Airlines sirvamos a su ruta. Si no es así, háganoslo saber en qué ciudad y país en el que está volando de?
Posted on 2014-08-02 19:43:15.0
hola, viajare hacia miamia en los proximos dias, pero he tenido muchos problemas encontrando el pet carrier. no he enconrado uno q cumpla con las medidas de jet blue y a la vez permita que mi mascota ( pinscher miniatura) pueda sentarse sint ocar el techo del bolso , o darse la vuelta sin dificultad. jet blue no vende estos carriers en el aeropuerto? son muy estrictos con esto? pues mi vuelo es muy temprano en la manana y no me daria tiempo de salir a conseguir otro carrier en caso de q el que tengo no me lo permitan... gracias
Posted on 2014-08-20 06:01:06.0
Hola - si utiliza un portador de lados suaves que aplastar a permitir que su mascota para llegar debajo del asiento, entonces usted debe estar bien. Estas son algunas de las compañías que son de lados suaves. intente buscar en las tiendas de mascotas para algo como ellos:
Posted on 2014-08-23 01:28:26.0
Traveling with a puppy from PR to MD does this apply or do I need something extra? (My puppy will be about 8 weeks at the moment of travel
Posted on 2014-08-31 13:20:01.0
Hi Noemi - your puppy needs to be vaccinated for rabies at least 30 days prior to entering the US or you will need permission for home confinement from the Center for Disease Control. Your puppy should be at least 3 months when
Posted on 2014-09-02 04:20:29.0
Confused can a pet fly alone she is a rescued dog from a pound? She is a Puggle part pug part beagle 20 lbs
Posted on 2014-09-13 19:05:18.0
Hi Jude - not on JetBlue. They only take small pets in the cabin accompanied by an adult passenger.
Posted on 2014-09-13 22:08:26.0
I need to send my dog alone to the Dominican Republic, can I do so with JetBlue? I read on their sight they do not allow it. If not, which airline does?
Posted on 2014-09-26 03:46:35.0
JetBlue only transports pets in the cabin. Unaccompanied pets must travel in the cargo hold as manifest cargo. What city/country are you traveling from?
Posted on 2014-09-28 03:28:38.0
PetTravel Traveling from the United States. Are you saying I could send my dog with Jetblue in the Manifest cargo even if I am NOT on the flight? Looking at JetBlue online it states: "We only accept small cats and dogs as pets in the aircraft cabin onboard our flights. At this time, we do not ship live animals as cargo or in the bellies of any aircraft." and also: "Pets cannot travel alone; they must be accompanied by a customer."
Posted on 2014-09-28 04:02:16.0
Randy Gautreaux Randy - JetBlue does not transport pets in the cargo hold at all - only in the cabin. American Airlines may be a possibility. They have a lot of non-stop flights into PR. Delta also flies there.
Posted on 2014-09-28 18:11:48.0
My 8 pound Chiweenie (Chihuahua dachshund mix) has a soft sided carrier 17L x 8w x 11.5h that meets the dimensions on its side. She is comfortable either way. Would that work, or will I have to purchase a new carrier?
Posted on 2014-11-04 19:52:00.0
Hello! I have a 50 pound pot-belly pig I would like to send to to Puerto Rico, c do you accommodate any animals other than dogs and cats?
Posted on 2014-11-15 19:09:40.0
Maria - JetBlue does not transport pets in the cargo hold and your pet is too big to fly in the cabin. Try American Airlines Cargo.
Posted on 2014-11-18 03:55:43.0
Christine - if this is a hard sided carrier, we would recommend contacting the airline and asking how much room is under the seat in front of you on the aircraft that flies your route to confirm it will fit.When it is time to purchase a new carrier, get a soft-sided carrier as they are better to travel with.
Posted on 2014-11-18 03:57:37.0
A mediados de diciembre viajaré a Puerto Rico y necesito saber dónde puedo comprar los carrier con sus especificaciones porque no los consigo! Agradeceré la ayuda que puedan brindarme.
Posted on 2014-11-22 08:41:53.0
Usted puede encontrar los portadores aquí: No sé cuál es su ubicación, pero el envío de todo el mundo. Estos vehículos son para viajar en la cabina con su mascota. Si usted necesita una caja de carga, entonces podemos enviar a usted si su mascota es pequeña (, de lo contrario usted necesita para encontrar una tienda de mascotas o tener una caja hecha.
Posted on 2014-11-29 16:02:04.0
Teng un dachshund DE 17 lbs , puedo llevar un carrier un poquito 2 pulgadas mas DE las medidas permitidas, ya que mi mascota tiene cuerpo largo?
Posted on 2014-12-21 05:34:20.0
Esto dependerá de la agente en el check-in, pero siempre y cuando la mayor parte de su compañía será caber debajo del asiento, usted no debe tener un problema en un vuelo nacional. Sin embargo, su mascota tendrá que ser capaz de ponerse de pie y dar la vuelta en el vehículo.
Posted on 2014-12-23 23:40:29.0
Does JetBlue have dog restrictions from Nassau, Bahamas to California? Our family would like to take our Shih Tzu and Shih-Poo with us and I see that some of the other airlines do not allow them in the cabin.
Posted on 2015-01-15 17:19:26.0
Debra - Nassau is not listed as a restricted route, so it should be permitted to transport your pups to California. You should contact them to confirm prior to booking.
Posted on 2015-01-19 21:29:05.0
PetTravel Thank you!
Posted on 2015-01-19 21:51:39.0
En ninguna epoca del año aceptan mascotas en cargo?
Posted on 2015-02-01 03:50:35.0
Hola - Jet Blue no vuela las mascotas como carga en todo momento.
Posted on 2015-02-03 03:38:35.0
Hello i would like to now .how much a shitzu dog pays to flight
Posted on 2015-02-03 16:54:22.0
Wilmarie - the fee is $100 each way.
Posted on 2015-02-05 03:56:06.0
Hola!!! En abril viajo con mi gata, una persa himalaya d 2 años y medio, pesa 6 lbs, d PR hacia Denver, fui a ver en JetBlue el bulto y lo encontre pequeño para ella, m preocupa x q es un viaje largo, salgo de PR a Boston, y luego de Boston a Denver, será su primer viaje en avión, mi inquietud es si hay otro tipo d bulto permitido q mi gata pueda moverse, estirarse sin problemas y q viaje cómoda, tengo un bulto pero Creo q no está permitido, no es Tipo sherpa, quisiera saber si hay otros bultos permitidos, q no tenga problemas con la línea aérea, y si su veterinario me le da un poco de tranquilizante para ella, y en relación si a ella le dan deseos de hacer sus necesidades biológicas, ya q será un viaje largo,muchas gracias por la ayuda q m puedan brindar,
Posted on 2015-02-05 10:23:49.0
Quiero viajar a puerto rico pero tengo 3chihuahua cada uno pesa menos d 6 libras,, podre viajar con los 3 a la vez
Posted on 2015-02-19 14:24:51.0
Can I still have a carry-on besides myvpets crate?
Posted on 2015-02-23 19:23:39.0
Is the $100 per leg of each trip or a single fee from departure to final destination ?
Posted on 2015-02-23 23:54:31.0
The fee is $100 each way as long as JetBlue owns the route and does not have a codesharing arrangement with another airline to provide service on a leg.
Posted on 2015-02-25 04:18:49.0
On JetBlue, you are allowed one carry-on item and one personal item. Your pet's carrier will be counted as a carry-on item.
Posted on 2015-02-25 04:23:37.0
JetBlue sólo permitirá una mascota por pasajero. Algunas líneas aéreas permiten 2 mascotas pequeñas por portadora, pero no sabemos de cualquier aerolínea comercial que permitirá a 3 mascotas por un transportista en la cabina. Trate de US Airways si vuelan la ruta. Usted puede comprar un asiento adicional con esa aerolínea.
Posted on 2015-02-25 04:27:01.0
I got two small dogs.can I taken it with me in the same flight.
Posted on 2015-03-17 18:47:58.0
How many pet allow by person. one or two.
Posted on 2015-03-17 18:49:45.0
tengo un pitbull y me mudo a texas y quiero llevarlo conmigo ya q es cómo mi hijo jetblue lo acepta
Posted on 2015-03-18 01:24:47.0
Mixa - only one pet per passenger is allowed according to JetBlue regulations.
Posted on 2015-03-22 15:24:09.0
One pet per passenger.
Posted on 2015-03-22 15:24:23.0
JetBlue only carriers pets in the cabin. Your pet is too large to travel in the cabin.
Posted on 2015-03-22 15:25:03.0

Do I need to bring any paperwork or forms to fly my chihuahua?
Posted on 2015-03-29 19:23:40.0
Dylan - it depends on whether you are traveling domestically within the US or internationally. If the former is the case, then health certificates are not required.
Posted on 2015-04-03 04:07:19.0
Hola,tengo u perrito de 10 meses y su mama es pug y padre desconocido voy a viajar enyre.mayo o junio a NY y quiero llevarme a mi perro,me lo aceptan???pq hablan de pug y todas sus razas
Posted on 2015-04-17 00:08:28.0
Hola - qué país estás volando de con su cachorro y en qué país estás volando a?
Posted on 2015-04-25 02:49:59.0
JetBlue no acepta perros grandes como Pitbulls en la cabina. Ellos no ofrecen servicio de equipaje facturado.
Posted on 2015-04-25 02:51:33.0

Pueden viajar mis dos chihuahuas en el mismo carrier?
Posted on 2015-06-06 14:13:12.0

Can my puppy travel from St. Croix U.S.V.I to Philadelphia without me?
Posted on 2015-06-22 18:46:51.0

What if the animal is slightly over 20 pounds? Like 25?
Posted on 2015-07-19 21:31:56.0

My mother is flying international from Washington DC to Beijing to bring my small Chihuahua the first leg is Jet Blue and the second is Air China. If Jet Blue is pet friendly he could ride in cabin for the first leg but then have to ride in the checked cargo for the second leg?
Posted on 2015-07-21 20:01:28.0

Isavella - enforcement depends on the agent serving the ticket counter. Remember that your pet must be able to stand up and turn around in its carrier. Agents do check to see that the carrier is no too small for your pet.
Posted on 2015-07-26 20:45:13.0

Chris - in order to for your pet to change class of service from in-cabin to checked baggage, you will need to check it in at the ticket counter. This will cause you to have to clear customs in your layover country. This may be a problem depending on where you are transiting. You will also need to bring the crate with you. We generally do not recommend changing classes of service mid-flight.
Posted on 2015-07-26 20:47:33.0

May I put my dog( in his pet carrier) on my lap after take off and prior to landing. He has a lot of anxiety flying, and is quieter and calmer when he is on our laps
Posted on 2015-08-02 20:35:24.0

Peg - reserve a seat by the window. Request a blanket or take one with you. Once you are airborne, then put your pet's carrier on your lap when traffic is quiet. Some flight attendants will hound you, but this does not happen often unless your pet is disturbing the other passengers.
Posted on 2015-08-12 04:21:06.0

Hi, Im traveling from Denver to Puerto Rico. Do I need a health certificate for my dog or any other documentation? Thanks
Posted on 2015-08-19 01:11:35.0

Mauren - your pet should be accompanied by proof of current rabies vaccination and a health certificate.
Posted on 2015-08-26 02:54:22.0

What are the maximun height of the on board kennel for jetblue, my miniature schnauzer will be uncomfortable in the 8.5h.
Posted on 2015-08-26 03:01:15.0

I want to travel with my yorkie to the Dominican Republic for the first time what do I need to bring and where does my dog go in the airplane
Posted on 2015-08-30 16:33:14.0

Mauren Guzman where you able to fly with your mini schnauzer through jet blue? I purchased the jet blue official pet carrier but I'm uncertain whether my dog will be comfortable or not
Posted on 2015-09-17 04:03:31.0

Carla Martinez Colomer I have not travel yet.. I will in a couple of weeks. Im still looking for a carrier.
Posted on 2015-09-17 04:14:22.0

I got the JetBlue pet carrier. Waiting to get it to see how well she fits in .
Posted on 2015-09-20 16:33:04.0

Dianibel - your pet can travel in the cabin of the aircraft as long as your airline's pet policy permits it. Dominican Republic does not require that they enter in the hold.
Posted on 2015-09-21 02:51:34.0

To fly on Jet Blue do dogs need a valid dog liscence? The one issued by the city that allows you to walk them outside?
Posted on 2015-10-01 01:59:25.0

If you are on an international flight, then you cannot clear customs and go outside unless you conform to the layover country's requirements.
Posted on 2015-10-07 02:33:05.0

Can I travel with 2 cats?
Posted on 2015-10-31 17:05:06.0

I paid almost as much for my cat as my own ticket to florida. Since she has to have a "ticket" with no seat, do I still get a carry on and personal item?
Posted on 2015-11-17 02:53:24.0

What are the requirements to fly the dog from NYC to FLL? I see a lot of information about international flights, but nothing really about flights within the country.
Posted on 2015-11-17 18:02:00.0