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JetBlue Lost, Damaged & Delayed Baggage: How to Get Compensation

JetBlue Lost, Damaged & Delayed Baggage: How to Get Compensation

Joanna Teljeur
Written By Joanna Teljeur
Last Updated: April 22, 2024

So, JetBlue lost your bags. Now what? Well, we’re going to show you exactly what to do to find your lost baggage and get compensated for it being mishandled or damaged. Getting the money you’re entitled to from airlines can be a challenge, but this guide should help you figure out which rights apply and when, and will give you all the steps you need to submit a JetBlue compensation claim.

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Key Points

  1. In the U.S. you can get up to $3,800 in lost baggage compensation from JetBlue.
  2. As an international passenger, you could be eligible for up to $1,728 from JetBlue for delayed, lost, and damaged baggage.
  3. Even though JetBlue is required to compensate you, you have to make sure not to miss reporting and filing deadlines or your claim could be denied.

Your Rights as a JetBlue Passenger

If you’re flying within the United States, then your rights are protected by the US Department of Transportation. Their rules require that airlines compensate travelers up to $3,800 if your bags are delayed, lost, or damaged in the US.

Meanwhile, if you’re flying internationally, then your rights concerning baggage issues are protected by the Montreal Convention. This international treaty says that airlines must pay passengers up to $1,728 for lost, delayed, or damaged bags.

Delayed Checked Baggage Compensation Liability Limits

Domestic Flights

Up to $3,800 USD

International Flights

Up to $1,728 USD

What To Do About JetBlue Lost or Damaged Baggage

As soon as you realize you have a baggage issue, the first and most important step to take is alerting JetBlue. This step is important because you have to give the airline a chance to find your bags before you can file a compensation claim. So, if you skip this step, you won’t be eligible for compensation.

  1. File a report with JetBlue about your mishandled baggage.
  2. You must take this step within the first 4 hours of your flight’s arrival.
  3. Make this report at the airport at JetBlue’s Baggage Office or on their site.
  4. Take photos of your damaged belongings so you can support your compensation claim.

JetBlue Baggage

What To Do After Filing a JetBlue Baggage Report

For Lost Baggage

When you made your report, you were given a number. It will be called a Property Irregularity Report Number or a File Reference Number. Use this information to track the status of your baggage. Once JetBlue locates it, they will either ship it to you at the address you provided in the report, or you can pick it up at the airport.

While you’re waiting for JetBlue to locate your baggage, you can buy replacement essentials like toiletries and clothing, especially if you’re away from home. Keep your receipts and limit your purchases to true essentials if you plan to add these purchases to your compensation claim. It’s important to note that JetBlue might not be willing to reimburse you for these expenses if they are not essential or if you arrived at home when your bags went missing.

For Damaged Baggage

If your baggage was damaged after a JetBlue flight then begin gathering all your supporting documents for your compensation claim.

Here’s what you’ll need for your compensation claim:

  • Photos of the damage
  • Ticket information
  • Baggage tags
  • A photo ID
  • Receipts for any damaged items

JetBlue Damaged, Lost Baggage Compensation Claim

How to File A JetBlue Damaged, Lost Baggage Compensation Claim

For Lost Baggage

If JetBlue didn’t return your baggage to you, you have up to 21 days to file a claim for compensation. Likewise, if they returned your bag to you, you have up to 21 days to file a reimbursement claim for the essential items you had to purchase.

For Damaged Baggage

As with lost baggage, you have up to 21 days to file a claim for damaged baggage compensation. Also, be aware that JetBlue will not compensate you for any of the following kinds of damage:

  • Normally occurring wear from use
  • Small cuts
  • Scratches
  • Damage caused by improper packing
  • Damage to fragile items
  • Cash
  • Jewelry
  • Cameras and video equipment
  • Broken zippers
  • Damage caused by the TSA

JetBlue will not compensate you for damages caused by the TSA. If your baggage was damaged by the TSA, they will leave you a notification inside your baggage or on the outside. This information will tell you what steps to take. You can also call them: 866-289-9673

You can file your claim on the JetBlue site. Once you upload all the required documentation, an airline agent will contact you about their decision within 28 days, but this can sometimes take longer.

Here at AirAdvisor, we’re working to bring you baggage claim services. Once this service is launched, we can take care of delayed, damaged, and lost baggage claims for you. Our team of legal professionals have been fighting for passenger rights in delayed and canceled flight situations since 2017, and we’re ready to help you get the baggage compensation you deserve.

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People Also Asked

What happens with JetBlue delayed baggage?

If your baggage is delayed, then you should make a report with the airline. Usually baggage is located and returned within 48 hours, but it’s important to file a report in case your baggage isn’t found. Also, when you make a report, you can use the Property Irregularity Report number to track the status of your delayed baggage.

What happens if I lost my carry-on bag on a JetBlue flight?

If you lost your carry-on or any other personal items on the plane or in the airport, contact the airport Lost and Found service. If you report your lost items with the lost and found office, they can track and match your information against a database of items turned in to them.

JetBlue damaged items I had inside my checked luggage. Can I claim compensation?

It depends. JetBlue and most other airlines won’t repay you for fragile or expensive items packed in your suitcase. You can always file a report and a compensation claim, just be sure to provide as much support for your case as possible.

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