Airline Ticket Tax Holiday

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  1. Remky
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    Yeah, Right. The airlines SHOULD not collect the tax, but any re-authorization will probably include a retroactive clause to where they will have to forward the taxes that should have been collected during the shutdown.

    And I think that the FAA should shut MCO down as the first airport because of John Mica.
     
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    Of course the whole US commercial air system could be shut down by early August if Congress doesn't raise the debt limit!
     
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    I noticed the list didn't mention CO, so I don't know if they included it as part of the merged UA. Here's my 2 cents.

    I booked tickets on UA and CO at various times today, from about 1 AM to 4 PM PST. At the beginning, I found that CO had not increased its fares and was passing along the savings. Good for me since I was flying CO metal anyway and these were the most expensive tickets I had to buy, with non-negotiable dates and times. For the same seats, UA had increased fares, or at least hadn't taken out the taxes yet. Later, I found that both had dropped the taxes, but I booked those tickets on CO still. By this afternoon, both had raised their fares to match the lost taxes. (I created a little Excel document on Friday to keep track of the original prices.) But it didn't matter because these last ones were fairly cheap and I was getting reimbursed. In fact, you could even click on the fare rules and see that it was for travel booked on or after 7/22/11. So my guess is that UA/CO had some variation in when their systems started removing taxes from their respective booking systems, but at some point they uploaded a new set of fares to eliminate a brief window of opportunity. I'm glad I booked the expensive ones last night!
     

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