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One of BOTB’s favorite discount carriers JetBlue has added bag check Fees. Since its inception this low cost carrier with great pricing, and GREAT amenities…..Think satellite TV on seat backs & leather chairs in economy class; is now following the lead of many major carriers.

However, travelers will pay less by planning in advance. Those booking the cheapest tickets will pay $20 each way if they check in online or at a kiosk. The fee will then jump to $25 if they go to the counter. And, a new fare class that costs about $15 extra each way would include one free bag (This seems like the way to go, for the cheapest fees). The fees for a second checked bag and reservation changes are being lowered.

The good news is that according to airline plans to reinvest the millions of dollars it will collect from baggage fees into NEW seats and TVs…..Basically paying a fee for more comfort.
Southwest Airlines is now the only major carrier WITHOUT checked bag fees.