If you are a fan of getting your first checked bag for free on JetBlue things are about to change. JetBlue just put in to motion their plans from last November to start charging flyers for their first checked bag when booking a low-level “Blue” fare. This change leaves Southwest as the only major US carrier that doesn’t charge for checked baggage. In fact, Southwest allows each customer the option to check up to two bags for free. Sounds like JetBlue is making this move due to pressure from Wall Street, and the pressure is paying off for investors. Since the announcement back in November their stock has gone from $13 a share to $20.
JetBlue’s Executive Vice President told the Associated Press that some of the additional revenue will be used to pay for new seats and seat-back TVs. How nice! Except for the fact that the new seats are going to be smaller than the existing seats so they can fit more rows on their aircraft. There they go with that squeeze I wrote about the other day! If you fly JetBlue and count on checking your bag for free, it’s time to learn how to turn your checked bag into a carryon. Here are a few tips for carrying on your luggage with JetBlue. Read more of this article »