AirTran Airways will waive all baggage fees for active service personnel showing military
orders for travel.The airline has already been waiving the second checked
bag fee and overweight bag fees. This waiver of all bag fees for the
military goes into effect Monday, August 18.
AirTran Airways has a long history of championing the nation’s military
men and women. The airline is a proud supporter of the Fisher House
Foundation, a nonprofit organization aiding military families, as well as
providing flights for Snowball Express, and Helping our Heroes, a program
in which the airline flies families to visit injured military personnel at
Walter Reed Hospital. AirTran Airways routinely works with the military to
accommodate unplanned travel changes to the schedules of military personnel
as a part of their call to duty.
“AirTran Airways is proud to do its part by eliminating fees on checked
baggage for our troops,” said Bob Fornaro, chairman, CEO and president of
AirTran Airways. “We want to do all we can to ease their travel experience
and show our support for what they are doing for our country.”