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TSA: Our Fee Hike Will Cost Over a Billion Dollars, Won’t Pay for Security

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 […]

As Summer Temperatures Rise, So Will Taxes on Airfare

It might surprise travelers to learn who is behind rising ticket prices. It’s your elected officials. If base fares have decreased in recent years, what is to blame for rising costs? Simply put, the government is. As American Airlines Chairman and CEO Doug Parker explains in a recent commentary for American Way and US Airways Magazine, […]

Sit Back, Relax and Enjoy the Flight!

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 Airlines Mean to America? Aviation Industry Employees Weigh In

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.

How Airlines are Making Air Travel Better for You

Airlines and airports work together to ensure that every passenger has a safe and pleasant travel experience.

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