Welcome to “A Better Flight Plan” – the official blog of Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, which transport more than 90 percent of all U.S. airline passenger and cargo traffic.
What do commercial aviation professionals think their industry means to America? We wanted to find out so we asked more than a dozen of them about the role the airlines play in the U.S. and what the industry needs to grow stronger.
Airlines and airports work together to ensure that every passenger has a safe and pleasant travel experience.
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.