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    Jun 09, 2011 3:26 AM GMT
    I seriously ....outright want to tear something up..This is gut-wrenching on many accounts, to meicon_idea.gificon_exclaim.gificon_exclaim.gificon_exclaim.gificon_question.gificon_eek.gificon_evil.gificon_eek.gif
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    Jun 09, 2011 3:29 AM GMT
    Wow....FUCK Delta. They're going DOWN!....financially and socially. (Not literally)
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    Jun 09, 2011 3:34 AM GMT

    Ewwww, somebody at Delta is gonna pay big time!! They are messing with the wrong people on this!!!
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    Jun 09, 2011 3:43 AM GMT
    Oh my God!
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    Jun 09, 2011 3:44 AM GMT
    Needless to say... Delta is already doing damage control
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    Jun 09, 2011 3:45 AM GMT
    Isn't that disgusting! I would have let them fly for free! icon_eek.gif

    Total BS, and totally fucked' without a kissicon_evil.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_evil.gificon_mad.gificon_exclaim.gificon_exclaim.gificon_exclaim.gificon_exclaim.gif
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    Jun 09, 2011 3:45 AM GMT
    SDGMAN saidNeedless to say... Delta is already doing damage control


    ^^^ PR gone bad via viral video. The miracles of YouTube.
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    Jun 09, 2011 3:54 AM GMT
    $200 is gut wrenching? Surely they were told they could take three bags with them home. They couldn't ship the fourth bags before they came back? Commercial airlines doing military flights has all these rules spelled in contracts. I don't get why this is so incredibly outrageous.
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    Jun 09, 2011 3:57 AM GMT
    http://travel.usatoday.com/flights/post/2011/06/delta-military-bag-fees/173598/1

    The power of YouTube!
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    Jun 09, 2011 4:05 AM GMT
    Related commentary on Reddit:

    "As a soldier who is getting ready to deploy, I will say that the error is on the unit's part. We are taking 2 bags to be checked with us (and will probably have our weapons put into a carrying case to be our 3rd). The other 3 bags we had to pack have already been sent over ahead of us. There was no need for that unit to have people take 4 bags with them on the plane. There are weight restrictions the airline has to meet to be able to even take off (hence bigger fees for increasing numbers of bags). When we get ready to leave, we have to get weighed with our bags so they can fit every last pound of us on the fewest number of planes. One hint at this planning flaw on the unit's part is they have 34 soldiers, and at $200 a bag, only paid $2800. (2800/200=14) So 20 people got it right... If their orders do in fact say they are authorized to take 4 bags, they will be reimbursed. Which is not the hassle people make it out to be. At least not in my state... I submitted my travel voucher 1 time and was paid within a week."

    http://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/hu4qt/welcome_home_soldiernow_bend_over/c1yew5e
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    Jun 09, 2011 4:08 AM GMT
    ugh i totally just got a job at Delta Airlines lol... FML.icon_eek.gif
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    Jun 09, 2011 4:08 AM GMT
    andymatic said$200 is gut wrenching? Surely they were told they could take three bags with them home. They couldn't ship the fourth bags before they came back? Commercial airlines doing military flights has all these rules spelled in contracts. I don't get why this is so incredibly outrageous.


    For us regular civilians, all sorts of fees apply and Delta is in fact the worst - they made $3.7 billion last year from baggage fees, drink fees and meal fees.

    The issue here is that they were under a contract which should have allowed a 4th bag free of charge to military personnel travelling under orders. The other airlines under contract with the government do allow the 4th bag free and everyone (including Delta now) agree that Delta sometimes charged for the 4th bag, sometimes didn't - a crap shoot.

    All this aside, these are soldiers en-route home from deployment in Afghanistan after nearly a year - Delta, you're clearly making enough on the backs of we civilians, waive the bloody fee for these men and women. That's the outrage the soldiers and a lot of us are feeling.
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    Jun 09, 2011 4:49 AM GMT
    andymatic said$200 is gut wrenching? Surely they were told they could take three bags with them home. They couldn't ship the fourth bags before they came back? Commercial airlines doing military flights has all these rules spelled in contracts. I don't get why this is so incredibly outrageous.



    . (1.)They go so we don't have to. (2.) They fight for our life, so we can live on. They are way more worthy then an average citizen by point of those two facts alone. It wouldn't be 'breaking the bank' to render -pro bono flights or cheap (next to nothing) flights, on top of bag limit requirements / extra bags' etc etc.; for these honorable guys coming home.


    I can partially see your point, but honestly, ( ' what they could have or should have done ' ) is comparably not on an equal footing at all. - ,


    My vantage points above far out ranks and is impervious to what you brought up pertinent to the ( ' other aspects that could have potentially provided a different out-come. ) However; that point seems fairly mute when you consider what they're giving up so you and others can have. They should be rendered ' REGAL
    treatment bottom line, 'imo'icon_idea.gificon_idea.gificon_idea.gificon_exclaim.gificon_wink.gif
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    Jun 09, 2011 7:10 AM GMT
    You know when Aussie and Australian Troops leave Oz to go and watch the backs of our American allies, in a war we did not start. I''m always icon_eek.gif when the US government send us any bills for doing so too, I feel thats icon_twisted.gif too.
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    Jun 10, 2011 5:25 AM GMT
    True_blue_aussie saidYou know when Aussie and Australian Troops leave Oz to go and watch the backs of our American allies, in a war we did not start. I''m always icon_eek.gif when the US government send us any bills for doing so too, I feel thats icon_twisted.gif too.


    I'm gunna have to brush up on what you wrote/ stipulated above...Don't know enough about that to offer any pertinent worth, my badicon_idea.gificon_wink.gificon_wink.gif