Northwest waives bag fees for troops on orders
By Gannett News Service
Posted : Friday Aug 15, 2008 14:15:41 EDT

EAGAN, Minn. — Northwest Airlines announced Friday it is waiving the fee for a third checked bag by military personnel traveling on Northwest Airlines and Northwest Airlink regional partners in its continued support of military efforts around the world.

Effective Friday, military personnel traveling on orders domestically or internationally may check up to three bags, up to 70 pounds each, at no fee.

“Northwest Airlines takes every opportunity to assist military personnel with their travel plans, and works closely with the Department of Defense and military nonprofit organizations such as Fisher House to ensure that needs of military members are met when we can do so,” said Jim Cron, senior vice president of revenue management.

If military passengers are not on orders, then the regular luggage fees apply. Excess luggage fees will apply if military luggage is over 70 pounds.