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JetBlue will cut its legroom and charge for bags

JetBlue Airways announced Wednesday that it will reduce the amount of legroom on its passenger planes. The airline will also introduce fare levels next year, and the base fare price won't include a checked bag.

JetBlue has faced pressure from investors and analysts to improve its profits. By reducing the average amount of legroom from 34.7 to 33.1 inches, the company will be able to add 15 more seats to its A320 planes in 2016.

Before the announcement, JetBlue and Southwest were the only U.S. airlines to offer passengers cost-free checked bags.