First US Air, now AA have decided to keep the 7.5% tax, TSA tax, etc. that is longer being collected for the US Govt since the FAA legislation/budget ran out last night. Rather than drop prices (e.g., $60 on a $300 ticket) the airlines are just raising their base fares and then adding no tax. The result is the same that you and I have to pay. This is only costing some $200 million a month or $30 million/day. Makes a lot of sense for Congress to so easily find a way to increase the deficit.