Braley Commends Delta for Reimbursing Soldiers Print
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Written by Alexandra Krasov   
Tuesday, 14 June 2011 11:42
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bruce Braley (IA-01) released the following statement after receiving an assurance from Delta Airlines that the airline would reimburse the soldiers who were charged $2,800 in baggage fees in an incident last Wednesday:

"I commend Delta Airlines for remedying this unfortunate situation as I requested last week and reimbursing these soldiers for the extra baggage fees. I strongly believe weall have an obligation to our returning service members – not just to thank them for their service, but to also ensure that they’re not faced with any undue burden on their return. I’m very glad Delta was able to fix this error quickly.”

Last week, Rep. Braley sent a letter to Delta Airlines expressing his disappointment about the incident and calling on Delta to reimburse the soldiers. A copy of the letter is available here: http://go.usa.gov/DzR

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