You were correct, Jet Blue responded this morning and all is good for accepting ski/smowboard bags with no additional surcharges. I will print this out and will bring it with me in case I encounter an overzealous ticket agent in JFK or SLC! Here is the email:
Re: email received Monday,02/13/06 7:23 AM, Speak Up 1258375
Thank you for your email.
Come on over, the snow is fine!! (Central Baggage is located in SLC at the Executive Terminal.)
We appreciate your business and the chance to provide you the JetBlue domestic baggage guidelines.
There is no additional charge for ski and snowboard equipment on domestic
flights; however, one item of equipment will count as one of your checked bags.
One item of ski equipment is considered:
One pair of skis or one snowboard, with one pair of snow boots and one pair of
The equipment must be checked in at the ticket counter.
All ski equipment must be in a sturdy container for protection since we do not
provide ski boxes.
JetBlue Checked Baggage Guidelines:
You may bring two checked bags per person free of charge. Additional bags are
accepted for a fee of $50 per bag.
Each checked bag, box or container is weight restricted to 70 pounds each. We
accept bags or containers weighing between 71-100 pounds. However, you will
be required to pay an oversize bag fee of $50 per bag. Any item over 100 pounds
will not be accepted.
We also have a size restriction on baggage. If your bag is over 62 inches in
overall length, width and height, but less than 80 inches, you will be required to
pay the oversized bag fee of $50 per bag. Any item over 80 inches will not be
If your bag is both oversized and overweight, a fee of $100 per bag will be
All baggage must be checked at the airport at least 30 minutes prior to flight
departure. If your bags are not checked in within that time frame, we cannot
guarantee your bags will be loaded on the aircraft. Baggage may not be
accepted for check in more than four hours prior to a flight's scheduled
departure time, and you may not check baggage on any flight that you do not
have a confirmed reservation. All checked baggage must accompany you on
the same flight.
All baggage must have an identification tag with your name, address, and phone
located on the outside of the container.
There are items which are under limited liability per the Contract of Carriage. We would advise
referencing the Contract of Carriage if you have any items which you are considering checking for
which JetBlue would not be liable for damage or loss given their status. Examples of these items
are electronics, fragile or perishable items, and valuables such as cash and jewelry. We recommend
that you always carry items such as these in your carry-on baggage or on you for their safest
If you have any questions about any item with which you are traveling, please phone us at
1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583), our reservation line, or 1-866-538-5438, our Central Baggage line. We
would welcome the chance to provide you packing information. You can find additional baggage
information, as well as our Contract of Carriage, on our website under Travel Info/How to JetBlue.
JetBlue Carry-On Guidelines:
You may bring one bag that fits in the overhead bin plus one personal item (purse,
briefcase, laptop, etc.) that fits under the seat in front of you, per customer.
If you have a medical assistance item, it will not count as a carry-on.
Your personal item must not exceed 18"l x 15"w x 8"h in order to fit under the
seat in front of you. To fit in the overhead bin, your item must not exceed
24"l x 16"w x 10"h.
Closets for hanging garment bags are not available on our aircraft.
As a reminder, random bag searches are required by the Transportation Security
Administration (TSA), and all items are subject to being hand searched.
Central Baggage Service