Soldiers' $2,800 bag fee sparks outrage

There are 7 comments on the Jun 8, 2011, CNN story titled Soldiers' $2,800 bag fee sparks outrage. In it, CNN reports that:

One of the men featured in the YouTube video said he was "not happy at all" about the experience.

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CTFlyer

Southbury, CT

#1 Jun 10, 2011
While I agree that we need to do all we can for the troops coming and going to their deployments, I think the outrage and disgust should be directed to who ever in the government made an agreement with Delta for three bags rather then the four each solider carries! Not Delta in this case.
Curious

Lake Charles, LA

#3 Jun 13, 2011
I dont think anyone should have to pay for bags. Flying has gone to s**t within the last 8 years or so. Food used to be served for breakfast lunch and dinner. Bags were free up to a certain number. Now they dont even give you a snack unless its a longer flight around 4 hours or so. They get snitchy if you ask for a full can of soda and they FREAK OUT over carry ons because the price of luggage is so expesive. Its based off of weight not the amount of bags. I had to pay $60 for 2 bags to fly a 2 hour flight!
Another thing is the seperate flying items like animals. The animals are in cargo but no matter how small the dog or cat is its still $350 or more ONE WAY. Why in the world is it so expensive to fly a dog!
When you asked who made that bag number issue? You should know the answer and his name starts with 'O' and ends with 'a'
Mrs Cole

Houston, TX

#4 Jun 13, 2011
The first question I have to ask is WHY was this "soldier" flying commercial?!?!? My late husband, when he served this once GREAT nation flew on military flights or rode a bus to get where he was going on HIS time! NOT a First Class ticket at taxpayer expense! The WORLD has done NOTHING but spiral into oblivion since that darkie, Obama, has taken office! In the good old days his people were barely seen and NEVER heard! They would sit in the back of a bus where they belonged! In those days queers were also NEVER seen, they were either closeted or beaten! As it SHOULD be! There were NO men in a airline cabin, they were ALL young women scared to death and looking for husbands, there were NO unions, as it should be and the pilots were professional and did their jobs! I am also probably paying this same soldier's defaulted credit card bills, his overdraft fees at the bank and his b@stard children's meals! The world has done NOTHING but slip into the chasm of oblivion since that @sshole took office! The oaktree in my front yard even died on his birthday! I can only hope that we get the grace of a Perry-Palin ticket in 2012 to bring this world back from the verge of total destruction! God Bless!
Rattle Kattle

Debary, FL

#5 Jun 13, 2011
Our soldiers should get NO special treatment.

They are foriegn invaders and should no be let back into the USA until they win the war.

Which will be NEVER...the enemy gets no time off, paydays, parades, medals.
If they were protecting THIS country it would be different.
Curious

Lake Charles, LA

#6 Jun 13, 2011
Welfare has nothing to do with the current president becuase it has been going on for years.
Your taxes pay alot more crap then any military. What about the billions spent on science? Millions spent on parks and rec? Thousands on the china in the white house? Do you realize alot of your taxes also go to other countries to help ther poor? The military is just a small pebble compared to the big picture and the president really has nothing to do with it becuase its been going on for years. Anything new like this whole airline luggage thing could have been the new office idea but we will never know.
What does his race HAVE ANYTHING to do about this topic? I am a white person and I find this horrid that you would talk like this. Its people like you that cuase hate and issues in todays society. Yes you can say,''i dont like our president'' but I sure hope its not becuase of his race. I seriously want someone to explain to me why they think they are better then another skin color. Do you realize your parents have corrupted you? I lived almost my whole life in an area that had no black people. I moved and was surrounded by them but I actually be freinded more of them then peole of my own race.
You are a sad ignorant person and you need some serious help if you think someones race has anything to do with your 'suffering'
Mrs Cole

Houston, TX

#7 Jun 13, 2011
Curious wrote:
Welfare has nothing to do with the current president becuase it has been going on for years.
Your taxes pay alot more crap then any military. What about the billions spent on science? Millions spent on parks and rec? Thousands on the china in the white house? Do you realize alot of your taxes also go to other countries to help ther poor? The military is just a small pebble compared to the big picture and the president really has nothing to do with it becuase its been going on for years. Anything new like this whole airline luggage thing could have been the new office idea but we will never know.
What does his race HAVE ANYTHING to do about this topic? I am a white person and I find this horrid that you would talk like this. Its people like you that cuase hate and issues in todays society. Yes you can say,''i dont like our president'' but I sure hope its not becuase of his race. I seriously want someone to explain to me why they think they are better then another skin color. Do you realize your parents have corrupted you? I lived almost my whole life in an area that had no black people. I moved and was surrounded by them but I actually be freinded more of them then peole of my own race.
You are a sad ignorant person and you need some serious help if you think someones race has anything to do with your 'suffering'
Then you are a TRIATOR to this once great nation! That SOCIALIST FACIST NEO LIBERAL has laid this once great nation to RUIN! Yes it has happened since our great POTUS George W Bush left office! Yes, it is racist, because THOSE people do NOT like to WORK! You yourself said you do not like him! He has laid waste to EVERYTHING he has touched JUST like Bill Clinton, except for his whores! They thrive on the fruit of his deception! He lets the military galavant around like they are heros! The job is not and was not done! They are no more "heroes" than a draft dodger! I can be prejudice because I have GOD and the bible on MY side! I CAN JUDGE, because GOD loves those of us who are noble! Perry-Palin in 2012! Down with Obama!
Curious

Lake Charles, LA

#8 Jun 13, 2011
I said I did not like Obama because nothing has been done but that does not mean I dont like him as a person outside office.
If your going to bring relidon in this then you should read up on Mathew 7:1-5
“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother,‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye."
and read 1st John 2:9
"Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness"

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