So how many times DID I fly out of JFK with boxes in tow? Many. I go to the counter this past Sunday for my flight to Bermuda with two small boxes, which are gifts--thank God for once it wasn't necessities for an event!
Jet Blu no longer allows you to fly with boxes as carry on OR to check them in! So a word to the wise: if you are thinking you can ship some boxes with you on Jet Blu as you fly to your next event, FORGET ABOUT IT! Items have to be in luggage or bags, but not boxes. They now consider them CARGO.
Fortunately, my bag was big enough, and yes, I used every inch of every pocket!