Posted by William Charles on August 20, 2018
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Published on August 20th, 2018 | by William Charles

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JetBlue To Increase Bag, Pet & Change Fees on August 31st, 2018

TPG is reporting that JetBlue plans to increase the fees on bags and pets. Fee increases are as follows:

Checked ItemsCurrent FeeNew Fee
Blue Fare – 1st Bag$25$30
Blue & Blue Plus – 2nd Bag$35$40
All Fares – 3+ Bag$100$150
Overweight/Oversized$100$150
Surfboard/Bicycle/Wind Surfing$50$100
Pet Fee$100$125

They will also be increasing the fees for changing/canceling your ticket as well. Fee increases are as follows:

FareFare RangeCurrent FeeNew Fee
Blue/Blue Plus$200+$150$200
Blue/Blue Plus$150-$199$150$150
Blue/Blue Plus$100-$149$100$100
Blue/Blue Plus$0-$99$75$75
MintAll$75 (60+ days from departure)$200
VacationsAll$70 (60+ days prior to travel)$200

Southwest is also planning to increase the fees for EarlyBird check in. American Express just added a JetBlue offer as well.



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stinger
stinger

I guess I’m spoiled by Southwest which is nearly fee free. I don’t fly Jet Blue and this fee schedule pretty much confirms that I never will.

Grant

William Charles will these new changes affect Barclays JetBlue CC holders?

Chucks
Chucks

I’d bet not. Free bags are the big selling point of most cards.

The only thing it might affect is your personal cost-benefit calculation as to whether the cards are worth getting/keeping.

Grant
Grant

Wow so charging more than the big 3 for bags…why would anyone fly them outside of New York or Boston?

Mike L
Mike L

JetBlue has joined the race to the bottom.

PoorChurner
PoorChurner

Headline in a few months: DL, UA, AA will charge $30 per checked bag!

PT
PT

Any idea if additional seats for a traveler get their own checked baggage allowance?

PT
PT

To follow up on my own question:

“Baggage allowance for extra seat: When you purchase an extra seat, you increase your checked baggage allowance with the extra seat, but not your carry-on baggage allowance.”

https://help.jetblue.com/SRVS/CGI-BIN/webcgi.exe?St=90,E=0000044006683721217,K=4035,Sxi=11,Case=obj(1823)

If you need to check in a 3rd (or 4th!) bag , it might make sense to buy an additional seat.

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