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Soldiers Returning from Afghanistan Pay $2,800 to Check U.S. Military Bags on Delta Airlines

WOW. 170,000 views and counting for a video posted yesterday!

14 U.S. soldiers returning from Afghanistan were each charged $200 (welcome to America!) to check the bags, many filled with mandatory, government issued weapons, they brought back from war.

Gawker appears to have broken the video (below):

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.


Delta is embroiled in a burgeoning labor battle, with the National Mediations Board (NMB) launching “a full-blown investigation into allegations by a flight attendants union that Delta Air Lines Inc. interfered in last year’s fractious organizing drive at the world’s second-largest airline by traffic.”

The NMB has been targeted by anti-union, Right-Wing groups because “it changed rules for union elections for airline and railroad employees to define a majority in terms of the actual ballots cast. Previously, non-votes were counted as no votes.”


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