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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 […]
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, […]
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