JetBlue To Charge $20 For Second Checked Bag

JetBlue announced its first quarter results today and while things aren’t as bleak as they are over at United Airlines, the discount carrier said that it was struggling under the weight of its fuel bill and was going to modify its baggage check policy in order to remain competitive with other airlines.

Your first checked bag will remain free, but a $20 service fee will be assessed for a second bag starting June 1, 2008.

“We have found that a majority of our customers check only one bag, and with this new policy, customers who check extra bags may continue to do so for a nominal fee designed to offset the extra fuel required to transport the extra bags, which will help us maintain our competitive fares for all our customers,” said JetBlue’s CEO David Barger.

JetBlue Announces First Quarter Results (Press Release) [JetBlue]
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