It was bound to happen; JetBlue, a low cost airline, increased their change fees following a surge of major U.S. airlines increasing their fees.  JetBlue announced the new change fee policy starting May 17, increasing change fees by 50%. Fees that were once $50 are now $75 and fees that were $100 are now $150.

Jetblue raises Change Fees by 50%

On the bright side, even at $150, JetBlue’s change fees are still lower than most major US airlines that recently increased their change fees to $200. Plus, JetBlue’s new policy now allows changes for only a $75 fee on all fares as long as changes are made 60 days or more prior to departure date.

In addition if you are member of JetBlue’s elite frequent flyer program TrueBlue Mosaic you may qualify for free changes.

Change/Cancel Fee Amounts – Effective May 17, 2013

Changes and cancellations made 60 days or more prior to departure date:

  • $75 per person fee

Changes and cancellations made within 60 days of departure date:

  • $75 per person fee for fares under $100
  • $100 per person fee for fares between $100 – $149
  • $150 per person fee for fares $150 or more

*Note: Customers who booked their reservation prior to May 17, 2013 will be allowed one change or cancellation at the previous fee structure – $100/per person or $50/per person for fares under $100.

JetBlue change and cancellation fees will be waived for Mosaic members and those who are on the same itinerary. For a list of all of TrueBlue Mosaic benefits click here.

If you have any questions about change fees please let us know in the comments.

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