Column: Blame Congress for making flying more expensive

12/24/2013 | Bloomberg

The budget deal more than doubles the fees passengers pay to the Transportation Security Administration to $5.60 for a one-way trip, writes columnist Barbara Peterson. "Bad news for travelers planning to book airplane tickets early next year – it's quite likely you'll be seeing yet another price hike," she writes. "Congress couldn't resist a new source of revenue that it could label a 'user fee,' rather than a tax," she continues.

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