The terms of an airline company regarding their checked baggage rules refers to two concepts: Piece and weight. A section of the "weight" concept mentions "Marine Fares of Economy Class". What does this "marine" mean for me as a passenger?

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    greyshade's answer seems like a reasonable interpertation. Given the... idiosyncratic nature of the English on the page you link, I suspect that, if there is a standard term for this, it's not "Marine Fares". (Generally, "marine" refers to the sea; "maritime" refers to ships, sailors and so on.) Commented Aug 23, 2014 at 14:33
  • A lot of airlines seem to have special conditions for seamen having to travel from one port to another via plane.
    – PlasmaHH
    Commented Aug 23, 2014 at 15:24
  • @DavidRicherby Another guess might be that their use of the term 'marine' is and accidental 'generalisation' of the term 'marine' as in 'navy soldier' to seamen in general - though all of these speculations might be more a topic for english.SX..
    – greyshade
    Commented Aug 23, 2014 at 20:16
  • @greyshade In one of those moments of clarity that comes when you see something again after not thinking about it for a few hours, the word they actually want is almost certainly "mariner", i.e., sailor. Commented Aug 23, 2014 at 20:21
  • @DavidRicherby well, there you go - you're most probably right there.
    – greyshade
    Commented Aug 23, 2014 at 20:30

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On the page for excess baggage charges there's a separate section

For seamen traveling within Europe

which strongly suggests that's what your "Marine" refers to - a seaman.

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