Boxer Calls for Industry-Wide Policy on Military Baggage Fees After Delta Flap

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...cy-on-military-baggage-fees-after-delta-flap/

    Sen. Barbara Boxer is calling for an industry-wide policy to address baggage fees for active-duty military, after a unit returning from Afghanistan was charged thousands of dollars for their luggage.
    Delta Airlines, which had charged the veterans as much as $2,800 in extra fees, has already announced a change in policy, a move welcomed by the U.S. Army. But Boxer, D-Calif., called the entire incident disturbing and said it reinforces the need for an across-the-board policy.
     
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    Like a lot of the discussion of this incident, the above statement seems misleading in its phrasing that the veterans were charged "as much as $2800." What seems to have happened is that seven members in the group tried to check a fourth bag and were charged $200 per person for the excess baggage or a total for the group of $2800 for everyone's three or four bags. No individual was charged $2800 as the quote suggests but does not state.
     
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