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Semper Fly: Breakdown of how each airline treats baggage fees for soldiers

hipmunk SEMPER FLY While the military has its own fleet of aircraft, it's often more efficient to let the private sector handle personnel movement and travel. We enlisted the Hipmunk to bring you the inside scoop! What's the difference? Civilian Military Who pays? Tax payers cover the price of all travels made on orders. Personal trips come out of the individual's pocket; however, many airlines and organizations offer discounts and price accommodations for personal trips. Themselves. Security Check? Remove all metal items, take off shoes, and potentially Pretty much the same as a civilian, however, all military personnel in uniform with a valid military ID can keep their shoes on so long as they don't set off the metal detectors. endure an intimate pat-down. Bag Allowance? checked bag, round-trip prices. = up to 50lbs |= up to 70lbs * = up to 100lbs 1 bag 2 bags 3 bags overweight 1 bag 2 bags 3 bags 4 bags AirTran $40 $90 $190 $98-158 FREE* FREE* FREE* (n/a) Alaska Airlines $40 $80 $120 $100 FREE FREE FREE (n/a) American Airlines $50 $120 $320 $120-200 FREE FREE FREE (n/a) FREE (<50lbs) FREE (<50lbs) FREE FREE (<50lbs) (<50lbs) Continental $50 $120 $320 $100 Delta $50 $120 $370 $180-350 FREE FREE FREE FREE JetBlue FREE $60 $210 $100-200 FREE FREE (n/a) (n/a) Southwest FREE FREE $100 $100 FREE* FREE* FREE* FREE* United $50 $120 $320 $180-350 FREE FREE FREE FREE hip tip The United Services Organization offers premium, free amenities to all military personnel in 95 US airports. Their centers offer everything from free wifi to snacks; some even offer sleeping rooms with wake-up calls and child care areas! Sources: © 2011 Hipmunk, Inc. design by: Shaun Sanders ....

Semper Fly: Breakdown of how each airline treats baggage fees for soldiers

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We thought it’d be appropriate to compile a list of all the major U.S. airline policies on bag allowance for military personnel - especially since we know a thing or two about the data behind baggag...


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