Delta Airlines charges troop for bags: A military unit returning to the United States from Afghanistan was charged $2,800 — or $200 per soldier — in extra baggage fees on a June 7th flight.
Delta Airlines says its policy is to waive extra baggage fees for up to four bags in business and first class, and three bags in coach, to accomodate active duty US military service members. It’s not clear where the soldiers appearing in the video were seated, but one says he was charged $200 for his fourth bag.
Delta Airlines released a statement explaining their policy and apologizing to the soldiers, but offered no information on whether or not the troops in the YouTube video would be reimbursed their expenses.
The above video was sent to ProducerMatthew.com by a news producer at KING-TV in Seattle.
A while back, we posted a relevant video to this called “United Breaks Guitars.” Same concept — slice-of-life complaining about airlines — except set to music. Difference between that and this, not downplaying what the musician went through? This involves soldiers who were told they could check four bags, only to have someone drop the ball. Screwing with soldiers is the worst.