Jet Blue Firearms Policy
Written by Danny Behymer,
in Section Safety And Education
Firearms/Archery/Shooting Equipment and Ammunition
Firearms are not permitted on international flights to or from the U.S.
Archery equipment may be accepted depending on each individual country's requirements.
There is no additional charge or limit for checking shooting equipment. However, one piece of shooting equipment will count as a checked bag.
- You must be 18 years of age to check a firearm.
- Firearms, shooting equipment and related items will be accepted only as checked baggage subject to the following specific conditions:
- Firearms must be unloaded and locked in a hard-sided container and transported as checked baggage only. Only the customer should retain the key or combination to the lock.
All firearm containers with designed lock area(s), must have a lock placed in all of the designed lock area(s)
If there is no lock in the designed lock area(s), JetBlue will not accept the firearm for transportation.
- Ammunition for the firearm cannot be placed in the same container as the firearm, but may be in the same checked bag as long as everything is packaged properly. Ammunition must be housed in a separate container that is completely separate and distinct from the firearms locked box.
- The ammunition must be packaged in a fiber (such as cardboard), wood or metal box specifically designed for carrying small amounts of ammunition. Ammunition is limited to 11 pounds per customer. Ammunition will not be permitted in carry-on or checked baggage on international flights.
- Pistol cases may be available for purchase by cash or credit card at any JetBlue ticket counter for a nonrefundable fee of $50. Quantities are limited.
One item of shooting equipment is considered:
One rifle case containing no more than two rifles with or without scopes, one shooting net, noise suppressors, and a small rifle tool set, or one shotgun case containing no more than two shotguns, or one pistol case containing no more than four pistols, or one bow and quiver of arrows and maintenance kit enclosed in a case or container of sufficient strength to protect the bow and quiver with arrows from accidental damage.
Please note: BB guns and air guns are also considered as shooting equipment and will be treated as such.
It is YOUR responsability to comply with Jet Blue Airlines, TSA Regulations and local City, and State Gun Laws of where you are traveling from, through, and your final distination. ALthough you may have complied with federal TSA and Airline regulations you may still have legal issues in States such as California, New York and New Jersey! ( NOTE: Firearms, Magazines, and Ammunition could all be in violation of individual State Laws)
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