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Coming Soon On JetBlue: Less Legroom, More Baggage Fees

Customers check in at JetBlue's counter at John F. Kennedy Airport on April 23, 2014 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Customers check in at JetBlue's counter at John F. Kennedy Airport on April 23, 2014 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Facing pressure from analysts and investors over finances, JetBlue Airways is adding bag fees and cutting passenger legroom, after the airline has been one of the only big U.S. airlines offering fliers one free checked bag.

The airline will offer a new discount ticket that doesn’t include a complimentary checked bag, according to a securities filing released today.

Maggie Lake of CNN joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson and Peter O’Dowd to look at what’s behind the move.

Guest

  • Maggie Lake, business anchor and correspondent for CNN International. She tweets @maggielake.
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