Airline Ticket Taxes -- More Visible When They're Better Hidden?

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    Airline Ticket Taxes -- More Visible When They're Better Hidden?

    5/01/2014

    Whether you’re talking about United, Delta, American or Southwest, there is something awesomely brazen about airlines calling for “transparent” fare pricing after they’ve pioneered opacity in their own pricing structures. It was airlines, after all, that rescued themselves from financial disaster by “unbundling” fares and charging consumers for “extras” like checked baggage and seat assignments (although cabin pressurization remains free, for the time being). The airlines are now insisting that consumers would be better off – and better informed – if carriers were allowed to omit government taxes and fees from advertised fares. With help from compliant lawmakers, airline lobbyists have drafted the Transparent Airfares Act of 2014.


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