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Another round of airline fee hike by Jetblue & American

March 15, 2011

Jetblue
Increased the 2nd checked bag fee by $5 to $35.
Increased the fee for their “Even More Legroom” seats by $5.

American Airlines
Increased the fee for making a reservation by phone to $25 from $20.

Giving increasing fuel costs as a reason, most airlines are looking for ways to increase revenue without increasing airfare, which they have already done that six times this year! Not that they will reduce these hikes when the fuel costs come down.

To compare fees across airlines and see which one will ding you the most, check out this “Ultimate Guide to Airline Fees” compiled by SmarterTravel. It was last updated March 10 and is refreshed pretty regularly.

Read More:
Airlines readying a new round of fees [USA Today]
Airlines to Load On More Fees [WSJ]



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