United Matches JetBlue’s Baggage Fee Increase

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JetBlue kicked off the latest round of baggage fee hikes by raising the cost of the 1st checked bag to $30 and the 2nd checked bag to $40.

Air Canada went up to the $30 on the 1st checked bag and $50 for the 2nd checked bag.

And now United will match JetBlue’s new higher fees for tickets within the US, Canada, and Caribbean.

The new fees apply for tickets bought today, if you already have tickets then you won’t pay the higher fees.

JetBlue still retains the advantage for customers as they don’t have basic economy fares and they offer free speedy WiFi, live TV, and free snacks, but we’ll see how long those perks last…

If you have United elite status or a United credit card you’ll still get the same free baggage as before. Click Here to get more details on this card and compare to other travel cards!

American and Delta haven’t yet matched but they will soon.

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Well isn’t that a joy


The race to the bottom continues… United is usually the leader with Delta a close second, interesting that JB feels the need to win in this category.


Go southwest


Just WISH the would have some international partners and they would be the best


I predict that the next step will be airlines will follow Spirit and limit bagged to 40 lbs.

Osborne Greene

That 40 lbs limit is the worst! They’ve had that policy for years. Thankfully others haven’t followed with that one.


I’m not the travel expert but give it time. I don’t see any reason why major carriers wouldn’t attemp the 40 lb rule.


As of Yom Kippur today, add Delta air to the $30 first checked bag club


If you have a united credit card, but don’t use that to purchase tickets. Do you still get a free bag? And get to pick seats?