Coming Soon on JetBlue: Bag Fees, More Seats

Coming Soon on JetBlue: Bag Fees, More Seats

JetBlue planes at New York JFK Airport on Nov. 27, 2013. (Photo: Seth Wenig, AP)
JetBlue planes at New York JFK Airport on Nov. 27, 2013. (Seth Wenig/AP)

 

(USA Today) – Wall Street is finally getting its way with JetBlue.

The airline had been one of the last to hold out against charging fliers more for checked bag. But JetBlue announced Wednesday that customers will soon have to pay extra if they want to do so, leaving Southwest as the last big U.S. airline that doesn’t.

JetBlue’s bag charges will come as it rolls out multiple fare types sometime during the first half of 2015. The cheapest fare will be a basic one that will not include checked bags in the ticket price. The other two fare types will include the option for either one or two checked bags as well as increased frequent-flier points and other perks.

JetBlue did not specify how much more expensive bag-inclusive fares would be, noting that the fare types would fluctuate by route and in response to demand. Currently, fewer than half of JetBlue’s customers check bags, according to the airline.

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