United will increase checked bag fees for domestic and short-haul
Caribbean flights, starting with travel beginning March 6.
The price will be $35 for the first checked bag and $45 for
the second checked bag, up from the current rate of $30 and $40, respectively.
However, customers who pay their bag fee online before
check-in will continue to pay the current rate. Travelers who booked their
trips prior to Feb. 21 also won’t have to pay the higher fees.
With the increase to $35 for the first checked bag, United
is following a lead set by JetBlue in January. Other carriers may well follow.
After JetBlue increased its fee for the first checked bag to
$30 in August 2018, American, Delta, United, Alaska and Hawaiian quickly