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No Bag Fees for Military Who Fly Delta

Delta Airlines recently announced that they will charge no more checked bag fees for personnel flying on orders. This is due to the cumbersome process that military personnel must undergo to have the military reimburse their checked bag fees. These fee waivers on Delta apply to the quantity of bags and the size and weight of the bags. This allows men and women to be able to travel with as much flexibility as possible.

Delta’s executive vice president, Steve Gorman, says that “Delta has a long tradition of supporting our troops.” He further states that it is important that the troops find that travel with delta is both comfortable and flexible. This is due to a respect that is given to the troops for their hard work, so Delta finds it necessary to repay the troops in a way that says “we honor and serve.”

However, Delta’s support of the troops runs much deeper than that. They also include complimentary military lounges during peak travel times. They also support the active military leaves of approximately 450 Delta employees. In 2006, Delta earned the honor of being named a “5 star employer.” This honor was awarded because of Delta’s recognition of the fact Delta Airlines goes above and beyond for those in the military.

It was in 2007 that Delta Airlines updated its military leave policy. The policy allows those serving in active and reserve duty to remain eligible for their medical and dental plans. They also get continuing coverage through Delta’s life insurance policy that many employees take advantage of. They receive continuing vacation accrual, flight privileges, and much more.

This is not surprising considering Delta serves more worldwide destinations than any other American airline. They service 101 countries with a total of 500 destinations. They serve 44 trans-Atlantic markets, as well as the Caribbean and Latin America. There are 393 weekly flights to approximately 47 destinations. Customers even have the ability to earn SkyMiles on over 16,000 flights. These are just some of the ways in which Delta Airlines are pushing to make airline travel a great experience.

21.08.2008. 12:48

 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

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