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The reason why military and as privileged, flying in uniform, receives three baggage allotment is because much of their gear is contained in large duffel bags. Since most flyers do not live overseas for long periods having living quarters contained in their traveling bags, these people do not get courtesy treatment of three bags. Our military receives this travel courtesy because they protect our American interests and intelligent businesses know how much military baggage is necessary. The same goes for military in other countries as well traveling via air.
So, just how much shoes, clothing, makeup or whatever does a person need to travel via air. I always laugh or get disturbed seeing people carry more than what they "need" on airlines. They carry on these large bags that are over-stuffed and they struggle to push them into the overhead bins at the humiliation of disturbing other flyers. Seeing a person not identified with a military, with several bags more than the free allotment is just ignorance of knowing what you need to travel. The military on the other hand do have options on shipping parcels, but they have pre-arrangement's with most all airlines to accept travel of maximum three parcels, without charge. Now I don't know if the pre-arrangement has already been contract paid by the government or not, but I would not be surprised if that was a military paid benefit.
Anybody that complains about a armed forces service member carrying on more luggage than a non-service member is just not of the right mind to determine what makes sense of the situation. Heck, I would care if the soldier, airman, marine, or sailor had four or five bags free allotted.
God Bless our Military and God Bless America!!