jetBlue pet policy accepts animals in the aircraft cabin on both domestic and international flights. They do not, however, accept animals as cargo or checked baggage. Additionally, pets are not accepted on flights to or from Barbados, Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, and St. Lucia. The rules imposed on in-cabin pets are similar to those of most airlines.  

The jetBlue pet policy may be relatively permissive, but only a handful of animals are allowed on each flight. This means you should book your flights as soon as possible. Dogs on Planes wants to make your decision easier. Here’s what you need to know about jetBlue’s pet policies. 



  • Flying with Pets in the Cabin: Pets must fit comfortably in their carriers, which should slide under the seat in front of you. The combined weight of the pet and carrier should not exceed 20lbs. To make sure you can successfully fly with your pet, read about the jetBlue policies for pets in the cabin.  
  • Service Animal PoliciesjetBlue accepts service animals traveling with qualified passengers. Certain exemptions are given to these animals, but some rules and restrictions may still apply to service animals. Learn about jetBlue service animal policies before you fly.  


Other jetBlue Pet Policies and Programs 

jetBlue offers a resource called JetPaws—a program designed to give pet owners the tips and tools they need for a smooth trip with their pet. The program includes a carrier bag-tag and Petiquette (a list of “all the social graces for pet travel”). You can also earn an additional 300 TrueBlue points per flight when you travel with a pet. If you have any questions about what to bring, where to go at the airport, or how to book your flight, JetPaws has the answer.  

Please note that jetBlue does not currently offer a cargo or checked baggage option for pet owners. If your pet weighs more than 20lbs, he will not be able to ride on a jetBlue flight. Additionally, pets are not accepted on Interline/Codeshare bookings regardless of your booking source. 

For up-to-date international pet travel requirements, jetBlue recommends this tool from the United States Department of Agriculture. The airline notes that it does not accept pet remains, cremated or otherwise, in the cabin of the aircraft or as cargo. 

We recommend using our Airport Travel Guide to locate maps of pet relief areas for each airport you’ll be traveling through.