Kingston, Jamaica May 8, 2009 -Air Jamaica will implement a new policy for checked baggage on flights between New York and Grenada and New York and Barbados. Passengers travelling on these routes in Lovebird Economy class may now check one bag free of charge, and pay US$25 to check a second bag.  Lovebird Executive Class passengers may check two bags free of charge, with a US$25 fee for a third checked bag. The new policy comes into effect May 11, 2009 for New York/Grenada and July 2, 2009 for New York/Barbados, subject to the approval of the government of Barbados.

Passengers are guaranteed delivery of the free baggage allowance on the same flight on which they travel. All other bags will be transported within seven days, and must be collected from the airport. The status of these bags may be tracked online at  to determine when they may be collected.

"The new baggage regulations on flights between New York and Grenada and New York and Barbados ensure that each Lovebird Economy passenger receives the guaranteed one bag on arrival, with our Lovebird Executive Class passenger receiving their guaranteed two bags." said Sue Rosen, Air Jamaica's Senior Director, Customer Service.

Passengers ticketed on or before May 10, 2009 for travel on or after May 11, 2009 will be allowed bags under the current policy which is two free checked bags for Lovebird Economy Class passengers, and three free checked bags for Lovebird Executive Class passengers.

All checked baggage must be within Air Jamaica's guidelines of a maximum weight of 50 pounds and total maximum dimensions of 62 inches. Additional charges will apply for overweight and excess baggage.

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Air Jamaica's new summer schedule has 246 weekly flights to 12 destinations, with service between Jamaica and Toronto, New York (JFK), Chicago (O'Hare), Baltimore, Philadelphia, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Havana, Curacao and Nassau, as well as service between New York and Barbados and New York and Grenada.