JetBlue introduces new fees for checked luggage

New York

JETBLUE Airways Corp announced new checked baggage fees on Wednesday and plans to stuff more seats into its aircraft, prompting praise from Wall Street, but a chorus of criticism from consumers.

Analysts said that the change was long overdue, as carriers across the industry generate an increasing amount of revenue from fees on top of the ticket price. They had widely expected changes at JetBlue once it was announced two months ago that president Robin Hayes would take over as chief executive...

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