Ticket agents bear a heavy load

I wish the writer of "New Fees for Flying: Sky's the Limit?" [Letters, May 1] could speak with my daughter, who worked at the ticket counter at San Diego's airport about four years ago. She was constantly lifting very heavy bags and turning around in a repetitive motion to put them behind her.

She ended up with a herniated disc, was in excruciating pain for nearly a year and had surgery. She still has good and bad days and will never be the same. We know of other agents who also had back injuries.

Davina Garcia

Culver City


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