Delta Charges $2,800 Baggage Fee to Soldiers Returning from Afghanistan
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Staff Sergeant Robert O'Hair just returned home from Afghanistan along with the rest of his unit, though with lighter pockets. Why? Because Delta Airlines charged 14 of them an extra $200 each to check a fourth bag. In the video above, O'Hair and a colleague explain how they were treated by the airline.
Delta has since explained that it allows soldiers returning from active duty to check three bags at no charge if they're traveling in coach (four for those few in first or business class), but the airline didn't say whether it plans to reimburse the soldiers—who were returning from Afghanistan!—for the fees. That's because Delta is horrible and hates freedom, obviously. [via Reddit]