JetBlue is raising fees

Passengers will pay more to check a bag
Posted at 2:01 PM, Aug 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-27 14:01:53-04

DALLAS (AP) -- JetBlue is raising fees for checking a bag, changing or canceling a ticket, and other services.

The airline posted the increases online, and they apply for flights booked on or after Monday.

Travelers will be watching to see if the larger airlines -- American, Delta and United -- match JetBlue's increase in bag fees.

Passengers who buy the lowest of JetBlue's three fare classes for tickets will pay $30 to check a bag and $40 for a second bag, a $5 increase.

For all but the highest fare class, the fee for changing or canceling a ticket that cost over $200 will rise from $150 to $200.

Airline fees have taken off since 2008, when American Airlines introduced a $15 checked-bag fee to offset high fuel prices.