Re: Improve treatment of our soldiers, Delta
by pat n. - Posted Fri November 20, 2009 @ 10:24 AM
As an Army Major, and twice deployed soldier, I can safely say that the AF Sergeant will be reimbursed fully for any baggage fees the airline charged. Usually, a service member (SM) can show a copy of his orders, and their bags will be checked without a fee. I've done this in the past month with Delta, AirTran, and Northwest. Additionally, if they do charge a fee. the SM gets that back when they send in their travel voucher. Not only is baggage covered, but tips to porters if needed, and mileage to and from his home/unit. In addition every soldier gets $3.00 "incidental" per diem. ($3.50 when he gets overseas)
Yes, it might be an inconvenience to have to pay upfront, but the AF will take care of it, eventually.