11/21/2013

Congress and the White House want to increase the security fees airline customers pay. Industry groups opposing the measure include: Airlines for America, Air Line Pilots Association, Global Business Travel Association, International Air Transport Association, the Aeronautical Repair Station Association, the Regional Airline Association and the Consumer Travel Alliance. The groups are united in telling Congress and the White House "no" to adding more taxes to airline customers' already-excessive tax burden. The increased fees will not be used to fund aviation, but will instead be diverted to balance the budget. The coalition sent a letter to Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Rep. Paul Ryan. R-Wis., opposing the hike. The Consumer Travel Alliance called the proposal a "money grab that will not go towards improving anything that has to do with airport security."

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