Airline groups oppose fees in Obama's deficit plan

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  1. uggboy
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    Airline groups oppose fees in Obama's deficit plan:cool:

    (AP) DALLAS — Airline trade groups are fighting President Barack Obama's plan to raise fees on airlines and passengers to pay for aviation security and air-traffic control.

    The airlines say security is a national-defense function and they pay an unfair share. The administration argues that those who use the air-travel system — airlines and passengers — should pay for it.

    The aviation fees are part of Obama's deficit-cutting plan that was released Tuesday. The plan would:

    — raise the passenger security fee — now $5 to $10 per round trip — to $15 by 2017 and give the Homeland Security Department the power to push it higher.

    — impose a surcharge of $100 per flight to help pay for air traffic control.


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    $100 per flight? Are they trying to put the airlines out of business? Also, if the fees that essentially fund TSA are being increased significantly, it's time to revisit privatizing airport security and getting rid of TSA (for many reasons).
     
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    100$ fees per flight = Bad Call!:mad:
    Getting rid of the TSA = Good Call!:)
     
  4. Jaimito Cartero
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    It's $100 for corporate jets only.

    I'm all for defunding the TSA.
     
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