Jetblue Airlines Pet Policy

Jetblue Airlines Pet Policy

We don’t care if are a cat or dog person. We’d like to make the journey of your furry friend enjoyable.

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  • International travel.
  • You’ll have to verify the entry requirements, documents and vaccination requirements for your pet at every destination.
  • U.S.
  • There is only one pet carrier which is approved by the ASPCA. Your pet and the pet’s carrier are yours to keep. They should be able be placed under the seat in front. The pet’s carrier shouldn’t exceed 17.5″L and 12.5″Wx8.5 inches (43.18cm Lx31.75cmW and 21.59cmH) and shouldn’t weigh more than 20 pounds. The pet carrier can be purchased on the internet or from the JFK T5 ticket desk (subject to availability and credit card payment only).
  • Blue Basic pet food carriers are not allowed.
  • A pet for each pet carrier is allowed. If the door is shut the pet must be permitted to rotate their heads.
  • If you are at the airport, or on board an airplane the pet are required to be inside the pet carrier.

Mint is the only way to reserve your pet. You cannot bring small pets or cats with you to the cabin., JetBlue app and via phone are all options to reserve your pet.

The price for pet insurance for each excursion is $125 (one hundred twenty-five US dollars). It can be added to your reservation by going to the Extras section.

  • Per traveller, two pets are allowed. Each pet has their own pet carrier. A second seat as well as a pet fee must be paid in order to permit an additional pet.
  • You can bring up to six animals on a Jetblue airlines flight and you must book your tickets early.
  • We understand how important it is to take care of your pet. Mint isn’t a suitable pet to keep as pet.
  • It is strongly advised to use an aisle seat or window seat. Storage under the seat isn’t permitted for bulkheads, exit rows or any other seats that are restricted.
  • Pets aren’t allowed on interline/codeshare bookings regardless of where or when they were made. This applies to certain nonstop American Airlines flights within U.S. American Airlines will confirm the details of your pet, and then add the cost to the reservation.
  • TrueBlue members receive 300 points for adding an animal to the reservation.

Do you travel with your service dog?

Different rules and policies apply to animals as opposed to humans.

Pet Travel Checklist

It’s simple to take your pet on a trip if you’ve got everything set. This checklist will ensure that you have everything you require for a successful trip.

  • The documentation and vaccinations are mandatory.
  • Identification tags
  • Pet license
  • FAA certified pet carrier. Sizes are 17″ L. and 12″ W.
  • Treats for pets and chews (pets can also poke their ears)
  • The most beloved toy you can smell
  • Pet items to bring along during the trip
  • The exercise your pet does prior to the flight. This will help them adjust faster to their new environment and let them rest more peacefully during flights.

Jetblue Airlines Pet Policy for In-Cabin

An approved airline carrier is required if your cat or dog meets the requirements of Jetblue Airlines flight pet policy. Your pet must be able to stand and turn, the carrier must have water resistance, ventilation, and must be secure.

The carrier should be able to fit under your seat. The pet must be in the carrier throughout the flight.

Per flight, only four (4) pets can be allowed. A fourth pet is allowed per flight if booked at the airport ticket counter within 24 hours.

Pets are allowed

Small cats and dogs.

Age Requirements

To fly domestically, puppies and kittens must have at least 8 weeks old

Route restrictions

JetBlue does not allow pets to travel to Jamaica, Barbados or St Lucia. Pets are allowed on flights to and from Mexico. St. Maarten is not allowed for pets that travel through the United States from Central or South America.


Jetblue Airlines flight can be notified that you’re traveling with a pet. You can also book your pet’s transportation online.

Carrier Requirements

Maximum size of a carrier: 17.5″L x 12.5″Wx 8.5″H (hard-sided carriers). Soft-sided carriers should be compressed to 8.5″.

Maximum combined weight of pet and carrier: 20 pounds One passenger can be a carrier.

Formula Requirements

Travel to many international destinations requires vaccination and health certificates. Click Here to view international pet import requirements. They are not required for domestic flights within the United States.


Each way $125 USD

Service dogs

JetBlue will allow service dogs to fly on its flights, as per their regulations.

Service dogs must be kept on a leash and harnessed at all times while they are in airports and on aircrafts. All documentation required must be received 48 hours before departure

Service dogs should be able sit at the feet of their handlers and not interfere with other passengers’ space. They can also be placed on the lap of their handler if they are small enough.

Service dogs can’t occupy more than one seat at a time. If you have more than one service dog, you can purchase a second seat to allow them to occupy the space in front.

Within 48 hours of travel, supporting documentation must be submitted.

JetBlue does not accept service animals as training animals.

After February 28, 2021, no emotional support animals can be transported. Reservations must be made before January 11, 2021.