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JetBlue flights

JetBlue is the sixth largest airline in the United States, flying to 100 destinations across North, Central and South America with a fleet of 228 aircraft. Launched in 1998, the carrier originally wanted to name itself "Taxi" with yellow livery to match the famous New York cabs (it might not surprise you to learn that the airline is based at JFK Airport with their headquarters in Queens). Due to negative feedback from investors, the founders settled with the name jetBlue instead. When the airline first launched, it aimed to bring humanity back into air travel by offering in-flight entertainment and refreshments, unlike other lowcost airlines. There's been a renewed focus in customer service, with the motto "You Above All" showing that the brand always puts customers first.

JetBlue routes currently cover the Americas, with no flights to or from Ireland. That said, they're a great airline to know about if you're planning on travelling around the states. Their frequent-flyer program is called TrueBlue.

Information correct as of March 2017

Why fly JetBlue

How to check in

Online check in is available from 24 hours to 90 minutes before your flight's scheduled departure. Online check in isn't available for flights to Cuba. Airport check in is available, either at the desk or at one of the self-service kiosks (if available). It's recommended that you arrive at the check in desk no later than 60 minutes before departure for international flights, and get to the gate at least 20 minutes before departure.

Seating

Legroom on JetBlue flights is quite spacious compared to European budget airlines. The standard seat pitch (the gap between your set and the one in front) is 32", with a whopping 39" if you choose an Even More Space seat. Prices for seat selection depends on route, but Even More Space seats start at $10 each way.

Booking fees

JetBlue have no hidden booking fees.

Service on board

JetBlue flights within the continental USA include seatback entertainment screens, with 36 to 100+ channels to browse (depending on your aircraft). These include child-friendly channels like Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon, as well as at least one child-friendly in-flight movie. Brand name snacks and soft drinks are complimentary, but you'll have to dig out your wallet if you want an alcoholic drink. JetBlue's answer to business class is Mint. These tickets include fully recline-able seats, free in-air Wi-Fi, and a small plates menu put together by New York restaurant Saxon + Parole. Mint passengers also get their own Hayward & Hopper toiletry bag to take home, filled with toiletries and other little luxuries.

Punctuality

JetBlue are a punctual airline, with the vast majority of flights touching down within 15 minutes of scheduled arrival time.

Baggage Allowances and Fees

JetBlue hand luggage allowance: size, weight and fees

Cabin bag size: 55.88 cm x 35.56 cm x 22.86 cm. Personal item: 43.2 cm x 33 cm x 20.32 cm.

Hand luggage weight allowance: N/A.

Number of hand luggage pieces allowed: One bag plus one personal item.

Cost to check in oversized luggage: $100.

JetBlue hold luggage allowance: size, weight and fees

Hold baggage size: No greater than 203.2 cm (l x w x h). Bags larger than 157.48 cm (l x w x h) will incur added fee of $100

Hold luggage weight allowance: 50lbs (22.68kg).

Number of hold bags allowed: Two. Additional bags will be charged at $100 each.

Cost of hold luggage:Cost depends on fare type; Blue: first bag $25, second $35. Blue Plus: first bag free, second bag $35. Blue Flex: two bags free. Mint: two bags weighing up to 70lbs (31.75kg).

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.