Re: Delta Airlines Charges Extra Baggage Fees To Soldiers Returning From Afghanistan

Why were they flying commercial with weapons!?!? We always had to bring them back on our chartered return flights, aka Freedom Flights. If someone flew home before redeployment, be it for R&R, Emergency Leave or whatever, they were never allowed to take a weapon with them. They left it with the unit & it would be assigned to someone else (whomever had to carry extra weapons) on the final, chartered flight home as a unit redeploying, but never on a commercial flight with civilians. ???