18 May '17, 4pm

United Airlines charges soldier coming home from Afghanistan $200 for overweight bag full of military gear

After serving 21 months in Afghanistan, a National Guard soldier says United Airlines charged him $200 for an overweight bag that was full of his military gear, according to told Fox 7 Austin . “I was told point blank that I'd have to pay $200 for the overage or find another bag to siphon stuff off with,” 1st Lt. John Rader told the station after flying to his home in Kyle, Texas, just south of Austin. “Well, I didn't have another bag so I was caught in a bind, do I go home without my stuff or without it?" The heavy items in his bag included his Kevlar vest, boots and two helmets. United Airlines has a policy for active military members , but the policy states that the passenger can only have five bags checked for free if all bags are under 70 pounds. After checking other airlines, Fox 7 Austin found that others allow for the bags to be up to 100 pounds. Rader paid the fee...

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