For my travelista’s! How important is the overhead bin to you when you travel?
We are having a very heated discussion about JetBlue’s latest announcement about basic fares and we would love your input!
This is what was published:
Travelers who purchase JetBlue’s “Blue Basic” tickets will no longer be able to carry their traditional carry-on baggage after July 20th.
They are only allowed to bring a small bag that fits under the seat in front of them, and the other bags they bring must be checked for a fee.
JetBlue may be rocking it, but it’s technically behind the trend.
United Airlines Basic Economy Tickets have similar restrictions, but Spirit, Frontier, and Allegiant Air passengers must pay to carry full-size carry-on baggage on board.
American Airlines and Delta Air Lines do not have these restrictions, and Southwest Airlines does not have a Basic Economy ticket.
JetBlue executives explained that the reason for the switch is that airlines want to align their limits with plain airline limits and overhead as part of a bold new promise to ensure higher. I want to free up my bin space-pay passengers for carry-on baggage.
Beginning July 20, JetBlue Airlines will guarantee space for one carry-on baggage for passengers purchasing non-basic economy tickets for flights within the United States.
If the airline runs out of space and needs to check baggage at the gate, the airline will issue a $ 25 travel credit valid for one year, he added.
Concerns about having enough space for carry-on baggage have been reported to be the number one stressor for travelers, which was clearly a real problem for JetBlue. Airline planes can only accommodate about 60% of passengers’ carry-on baggage if everyone brings a roller bag.
Dave Clark, Vice President of Sales and Revenue Management at JetBlue, said: “We are very pleased to offer this. It is the first carry-on baggage guarantee in the United States.” I think it really strengthens our (standard economy) Blue Fair.”
We are split on our opinions because on one hand most of us are used to this policy on airlines like Spirit, or Frontier, on the other hand, people think this will devalue the experience of Jetblue.
Do you travel often? What do you think?