JetBlue Raises Fee for Second Checked-Bag, First Bag Still Free

Most travelers will never notice this change, but a few will so it’s worth noting that JetBlue has increased the fee a second checked-bag from $30 to $40.

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First Checked-Bag Still Free

The airline continues to distinguish itself by allowing passengers a first checked bag for free (the only other U.S. carrier to provide free checked baggage is Southwest, which gives customers two of these bags at no charge).

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No other changes were noted in JetBlue’s baggage guidelines and the FareCompare fee chart for airlines around the world has been updated to reflect this latest change.

Second Checked-Bag Fee Increase in Effect Now

The $10 increase in JetBlue’s second checked-bag fee apparently went into effect on Feb. 3 and the airline understandably drew little attention to it, as rising fees – and fees in general – are not popular with passengers.

See the Worldwide Baggage Fee Chart

A good reminder to check your airline’s website before you fly, so you don’t get surprised by a sudden fee increase at the airport.

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Published: February 5, 2012