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Aug 13, 2008

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Essex

Whilst I agree that the soldiers themselves obviously shouldn't have to pay, (that's just awful), I think the airlines should be compensated by the Government. With fuel costs sky rocketing and airlines struggling to survive, I'm not sure that they should have to subsidize the Department of Defense for ferrying their personnel around. So shift the onus for filling in the paperwork from the individual soldier to the airlines themselves, who could make one overall claim every month, or presumably add the cost to the ticket price they charge the Government?

Mandy

More airlines are following suit and waiving fees - http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/0808/081808ap1.htm

Mandy

Sen. Clinton is asking airlines to waive the fees - http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0808/12552.html

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