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Exposing the Government’s Hidden Ticket Taxes

More than 210 million passengers will travel on U.S. airlines this summer, a six-year high. Sadly, peak summer travel season also means peak tax season. Commercial aviation and its customers actually pay 17 different aviation taxes and fees. A whopping $62, or 20 percent, of a $300 round-trip ticket is actually taxes and fees. The burden will get even higher when the Transportation Security Administration fee more than doubles in July.

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