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The Truth about U.S. Airlines and ATC Reform

Make no mistake about it, airlines are onboard for transformational reform of our nation’s Air Traffic Control (ATC) system – however media coverage from this week’s congressional hearing misstated the vision outlined by American Airlines Chairman and CEO Doug Parker, who testified on behalf of Airlines for America (A4A). (Read Parker’s written testimony.) To be […]

If At First You Don’t Succeed … Tax, Tax Again?

It looks like the latest attempt to raise the Airport Tax on air travelers is having trouble getting off the ground on Capitol Hill. The tax hike, previously rejected by Congresses under Democratic and Republican control, is once again facing opposition among Members of Congress. U.S. airports want to increase the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) […]

Everything You Should Know About Spring Travel

Traveling for St. Patrick’s Day, Spring Break or Easter? Yesterday we released our 2015 Spring Travel Forecast. If you are one of the nearly 135 million passengers that will take to the skies this spring, we have some stats you may find interesting! We are predicting that March and April air travel will be the […]

The Airport Tax – A Crisis of Invented Proportions

With a number of issues facing our country today, it’s important to separate fact from fiction. Airports are putting on a great show for Congress, trying to invent a funding crisis, but it’s all flash and no substance. Pushing to nearly double the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC), the Airport Tax paid by passengers every time […]

Instrument Rated: Air Travel for Musicians

A4A member airlines recognize the importance and value of musical instruments to their customers. Delivering our passengers – and their valued belongings – safely and on time is our highest priority. The Department of Transportation (DOT) recently adopted a new regulation (effective March 6, 2015) concerning the carriage of musical instruments. In general, small musical instruments […]

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