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A musi­cal instru­ment is allowed in place of one carry-​on item, pro­vid­ed it can be stowed prop­er­ly under the seat or in an over­head bin. Although the stan­dard carry-​on bag­gage size lim­i­ta­tions do not apply to musi­cal instru­ments, if the musi­cal instru­ment can­not be stored onboard due space con­straints, it must be checked at the gate. Such items will be deliv­ered to the gate when the plane arrives in its des­ti­na­tion.

Please note that these items must be packed in a hard-​sided case and that JetBlue is not respon­si­ble for dam­age to bag­gage car­ried in the cab­in or as checked bag­gage if it’s not packed prop­er­ly. JetBlue is not required to give musi­cal instru­ments pri­or­i­ty over oth­er carry-​on bag­gage. All carry-​on bag­gage stor­age is based on a first-​come, first-​served basis.

All carry-​on items in the fol­low­ing seats must be placed in the over­head bin or in an approved stowage loca­tion at each seat. No carry-​on items can be placed under the cus­tomer seat in front of these seats:

A321 Core: Rows 1 and 10 and Seat 23D
A321 Mint: Rows 1 – 6 and Seat 19D
A320/​E190: Row 1

Overhead Bin Dimensions:
A320/​A321 – 42”L x 24”W x 10”H (some over­head bins may be small­er)
E190 – 62”L x 14”W x 10”H (some over­head bins may be small­er) Typical gui­tar cas­es are 40”L x 14”W x 5”H

Cabin seat

Musical instru­ments (such as upright bass­es, cel­los and some gui­tars) of a size that pre­vents the instru­ment from being han­dled as nor­mal carry-​on bag­gage will be accept­ed in the cab­in sub­ject to the fol­low­ing:
 — An extra seat has been pur­chased for the instru­ment
 — It has no sharp edges and is shaped so that it may be secured with a seat belt
 — It does not weigh more than 165 pounds (75 kg) and can eas­i­ly be han­dled by the cus­tomer
 — Its bulk, shape, or size will not obstruct seat belt or no smok­ing signs when secured in the seat
 — It is placed in a win­dow seat
 — It is not in an emer­gency exit row seat
 — It is secured by a crewmem­ber
 — A crewmem­ber reports to the #1 Inflight crewmem­ber that they have secured the item
 — The item is pre-​boarded and deplaned after oth­er cus­tomers have deplaned

Note: Any crewmem­ber in the process of secur­ing the arti­cle is empow­ered to decide when the arti­cle can­not be prop­er­ly secured because of its shape or size and whether the weight is greater than can be eas­i­ly han­dled


If the instru­ment is checked-​in, it will count as part of the cus­tomers bag­gage allowance based on the fare that was pur­chased or applic­a­ble excess bag­gage fee(s) may apply. There is no over­size or over­weight fee for musi­cal instru­ments, as long as they do not exceed 150 lin­ear inch­es, 165 pounds (75 kg) or the applic­a­ble size or weight restric­tions for the air­craft. We rec­om­mend that musi­cal instru­ments trav­el in a hard-​sided case or con­tain­er. JetBlue accepts no lia­bil­i­ty for dam­age to musi­cal instru­ments as per our Contract of Carriage.

Last update23-​Sep-​2017
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