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JetBlue Airways Pet Policy

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Can my pet fly with me in the cabin? Yes (Certain Flights)
Can my pet fly with me as checked baggage? No
Can my pet fly with 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.



In-Cabin Pet Policy

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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. The carrier must have a waterproof bottom, have room for your pet to stand up and turn around, must fasten securly and have adequate ventilation. The carrier must be able to fit under the seat in front of you. Your pet must remain in the carrier for the duration of the flight.

Only four (4) pets are allowed per flight. The fourth pet must be booked at the airport at the ticket counter within 24 hours of departure and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Pets Allowed:

Small dogs and cats.

Age Requirements:

Puppies and kittens must be at least 8 weeks of age to fly domestically.

Route Restrictions

JetBlue will not accept pets going to Jamaica, Barbados, 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.


You can notify JetBlue Airways that you are traveling with a pet or book your pet's transport online.

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.

Form Requirements

Health and vaccination certificates are necessary for travel to many international destinations. Click here for international pet import requirements. For domestic flights within the United States, they are not required.


$125USD each way.

Service Dogs

JetBlue will accept service dogs on their flights according to their regulations.

Service dogs must be leashed and harnessed while in the airport and on the aircraft. Required documentation must be submitted 48 hours prior to departure.

Service dogs must be able to sit at their handler's feet and not encroach into the space of other passengers. If small enough, they can sit on their handler's lap. Service dogs cannot occupy another seat at any time. Should you have 2 service dog(s) which are too large, you may purchase a second seat so they can occupy the space in front of the seat.

Supporting documentation should be sumitted within 48 hours of travel.

JetBlue does not recognize service animals in training as service animals.

No emotional support animals will be transported after February 28, 2021. Bookings must be made prior to January 11, 2021.

Crates, carriers, passports, microchips and more at



Checked Baggage Pet Policy

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JetBlue Airways does not offer checked baggage service for live animals.


Manifest (Air) Cargo Pet Policies

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JetBlue Airways does not offer air cargo service for live animals.


Airports Served


JetBlue has flights primarily on the east and west coast of the United States, the Caribbean, Aruba and Colombia.


Puppies and Kittens

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Puppies and kittens must be at least 8 weeks old to fly on JetBlue. They also must be old enough to conform to import requirements of the destination country if flying internationally.


Other Animals

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JetBlue only flies small cats and dogs on their aircraft.



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