April 21, 2024 11:19 pm
Extra fees for checked bags on JetBlue this summer

JetBlue has recently made changes to their checked bag fee pricing model, introducing a dynamic pricing system based on peak and off-peak seasons. Passengers traveling during peak periods will be charged an additional $5 for their first checked bag and $10 for a second bag. This move by JetBlue follows similar changes made by other major carriers like United and American Airlines.

The airline industry has traditionally used fixed pricing for checked bag fees, but JetBlue’s introduction of dynamic pricing is a departure from this model. The website now provides information on how prices for checked bags vary depending on the time of year, destination, and whether bags are included at booking. Peak seasons for increased checked bag fees include dates in April and the summer months, as well as around Thanksgiving and Christmas. Additionally, fees are higher for transatlantic flights compared to domestic routes.

Passengers who forget to add checked baggage 24 hours before a flight will incur an extra $10 charge on domestic flights. Dynamic pricing for ancillary fees like checked baggage is more commonly seen among European budget airlines such as easyJet and Ryanair, which vary fees depending on factors such as route, flight, and time of booking. This pricing model enables airlines to adjust fees based on demand and maximize revenue. JetBlue’s adoption of dynamic pricing for checked bags reflects a growing trend in the airline industry towards more flexible pricing structures.

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