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When making a purchase, don’t you want to know exactly where your money is going? A piece of legislation with bipartisan support in Washington would do just that. The Transparent Airfares Act of 2014, which also has the support of many labor unions and industry groups, would allow consumers to see the real cost of […]
With summer coming to an end and students all across the country heading back into the classroom we thought we’d give the good people at UNITE HERE a refresher in checking their work. They recently released a “report” mischaracterizing the tax burden of airlines but, unfortunately, their claims just don’t add up. The report cites […]
In case you hadn’t heard already, air travel in the U.S. just got more expensive.
Thanks to the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) fee increase last week, air travel just got more expensive. Now 21 percent – or almost $63 – of a typical $300 round-trip ticket is actually the result of federal taxes and airlines are required to bury the increased tax amount in the advertised price of a ticket. (Read more about the about the TSA’s fee hike from A4A’s Nick Calio in The Hill and see exactly how the cost of your ticket breaks down.)
When the Transportation Security Administration enacted a radical change in the imposition of the TSA Passenger Fee, industry advocates predicted that doing so would unnecessarily drive up the cost of air travel and force customers to pay millions more in federal taxes and fees than Congress intended. Unfortunately, this warning from Airlines for America against the […]