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JetBlue to start charging for checked luggage

After holding out for years, New York-based airline JetBlue Airways is going to start charging up to US$25 per piece of checked luggage.

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JetBlue to charge for luggage. Image by Michael Gray / CC BY-SA 2.0

Up until now passengers were allowed to check one piece of luggage for free on JetBlue, which was one of the very few US airlines who did not charge for luggage. The change will not affect existing bookings, but new reservations will now be charged for baggage. The airline has said the change will pay for investment in new seats and entertainment systems on its planes. Read more: stltoday.com