In late August JetBlue raised many of their fees, including checked bag fees. Among other changes, they raised the cost of a first checked bag on a domestic itinerary from $25 to $30.
Not surprisingly, United, American, and Delta, all followed pretty quickly. While Alaska took a while to match, they eventually did. Now another US airline has announced that they will be raising checked bag fees.
Hawaiian Airlines has announced that they’ll be increasing checked bag fees for tickets purchased as of November 13, 2018.
The airline will be raising the cost of checked bags on flights from Hawaii to the US mainland as follows:
- First checked bag — from $25 to $30
- Second checked bag — from $35 to $40
Those traveling on international flights continue to receive two free checked bags, while those on flights between the Hawaiian islands continue to pay $25 for the first checked bag and $35 for the second checked bag.
Checked bag fees on flights within Hawaii aren’t changing
With the exception of Southwest Airlines and ultra low cost carriers, Hawaiian Airlines was the last major US airline to raise fees.
Southwest Airlines continues to offer two free checked bags for all passengers, and ultra low cost carriers charge an arm and a leg for both carry-ons and checked bags.
$30 is now officially the new normal for checked bag fees across the board…