September 18, 2008
Washington, DC– Nevada Senator Harry Reid received good news from the Department of Defense (DOD) following his inquiry into airline baggage fees being charged to servicemen and women being deployed to serve our country.
Because of Reid’s letter, the DOD looked into this issue and all major airlines have recently amended their baggage policies so that members of the military are able to travel with the equipment they need.
“I am pleased that the Department of Defense took this issue seriously and, as a result, our servicemen and women won’t have to worry about being charged baggage fees while serving our country,” said Reid. “I look forward to continued discussions between the Defense Department, the airlines and the General Services Administration to ensure our troops aren’t being asked to foot the bill when answering the call of duty.”