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JetBlue Increases Fees for Checked Bags

  • Carrier lifts price to help maintain ‘a healthy business’
  • Delta, American, United charge $25 for first checked item
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JetBlue Airways Corp., which for years let passengers check luggage at no charge, became the first major U.S. carrier to bump the fee for a first checked bag to $30.

The $5 increase is effective for trips booked starting Monday. JetBlue also raised the charge for a second checked bag by $5 to $40 and for a third piece to $150 from $100, according to the airline’s website.