Soldier is charged $200 by United Airlines for his overweight military duffel on his way home from 21 months serving in Afghanistan

First Lieutenant John Rader had to pay $200 to get his military-issued duffel bag on a United Airlines flight out of El Paso, Texas on Monday, on his way home from serving in Afghanistan

  • First Lieutenant John Rader had to pay $200 to get his military-issued duffel bag on a United Airlines flight out of El Paso, Texas on Monday
  • United’s policy is that active military personnel can travel with up to five bags for free, but each bag must be 70 pounds or lighter
  • Rader had only one bag, but it was apparently over 70 pounds, so he had to pay
  • Some of the things that led to the bags heavy weight included Kevlar, two helmets and boots, all gear necessary for his extended deployment overseas 
  • United later released a statement that it would reimburse Rader’s $200 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4517244/Soldier-claims-United-charged-200-military-duffel.html#ixzz4hQsbRgwR

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