United Airlines increasing baggage fees

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport and United Airlines announced more nonstop flights coming to our area in the spring of 2020. (United Airlines)
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(CNN) - United Airlines is following Jet Blue's lead by increasing baggage fees by $5.

The first checked bag is now $35 dollars each way for domestic and short international flights. Travelers can avoid the increase by paying for bags 24 hours before their flight.

The increase takes effect on March 6th.