Passengers are overtaxed on airfares, A4A says

04/6/2012 | Washington Post, The

Airlines for America has launched a campaign saying that airline passengers are overtaxed by the government. The new fare disclosure rule by the Department of Transportation requires that airlines include taxes in fare prices. "The aviation industry and our passengers currently pay 17 separate federal taxes and fees, a hodgepodge thrown together and added to over the years without any guiding rationale or consideration for their overall impact on demand or affordability," said Steve Lott, an A4A spokesman.

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