After being one of the last airlines to let customers check a bag for free, JetBlue is now raising its prices for all checked baggage. The first checked bag is now $30, up from $25, making it one of the highest fees in the industry. A second checked bag fee has also been raised by $5 to $40, while a third checked back will cost $150, up from $100.
The fee increase will go into effect for tickets booked after August 27th, as outlined on JetBlue’s website:
Airlines have been raising baggage fees in order to offset higher fuel prices and maintenance costs. Following JetBlue’s lead, today, Air Canada and WestJet have also raised their first checked bag fees to $30 and second checked bags to $50.
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