JetBlue considers charging for first checked bag
JetBlue Airways Corp., one of the industry's holdouts in not charging passengers for checking their first bag, is considering adding the levy as the carrier overhauls the way it prices tickets.
“The concept of a first-bag fee is on the table,” Chief Financial Officer Mark Powers said in an interview.
He said the carrier is reworking its fare structure, with some classes of tickets whose price would include one free piece of checked luggage, among other services.
Southwest Airlines Co. is the only other major U.S. carrier that doesn't charge for the first bag.
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