June 10, 2011

JetBlue salutes our troops!

We’ve increased our checked baggage allowance to make travel as hassle free as possible for military personnel. Civilians on JetBlue always get a first checked bag for free (size and weight restrictions apply), but our brave men and women in uniform now get five times that!

Effective immediately, active duty military in uniform or with travel orders (as well as their dependents on orders) from the United States, Colombia, The Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Mexico, or any of the dozen countries we operate in throughout the Americas are welcome to check FIVE (yes, FIVE–CINCO!) free bags per traveler (that’s three more than the two freebies we previously allowed for troops). In addition, JetBlue will waive overweight and oversize restrictions for these checked bags.

We’re pleased to extend this simple courtesy to our service men and women and honored to continue our longstanding support for the military community through partnerships with organizations like Fisher House and the Wounded Warrior Project.

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3 Comments on “JetBlue salutes our troops!”

  • Posted by Kris Poirier on February 23, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Not that big of a deal…if a service member is traveling on orders than they are automatically reimbursed for excess baggage, as are thir dependants. How about you allow additional baggage when we are traveling on leave, that would certainly help.

  • Posted by Diane on July 7, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    Thank you Jet Blue for supporting service men and women!

  • Posted by Heidy Perez on January 16, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    A service member regardless if on orders or not should be able to get this benefit. When the country is in crisis those who are not on orders have to be ready, willing and able to respond to our Commander in Chief immediately on orders or not and that’s how benefits should be granted too regardless. We wear a uniform on orders and out of orders and are on call 24/7. Free baggage but we still pay for the ticket.

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