Obama budget could boost fees on airline tickets

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  1. tom911
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    Airline travelers would pay more to help finance airport projects under President Barack Obama's budget plan.
    The president's budget released Monday would raise the "passenger facility charge" to $7 from $4.50 per flight to offset cuts in airport grants.
    Just because it's in the president's budget doesn't mean the increased facility charge will fly. Some Republicans with a hand in writing aviation laws have different ideas.
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110214/ap_on_bi_ge/us_obama_budget_air_travel
     
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    More taxes to pay for travel. :mad: Once taxes/fees come, it seems they want to keep raising it. Until 1990, the only taxes on domestic airline tickets were the 10% excise charge. If I got a $99 ticket, $90 was base fare and $9 was the excise tax. Built into the fare. Around 1990 or so, the first PFC's were $3, then later raised to $4.50. Now to $7. :(

    I still want see places but it is getting more expensive. How much more "raiding" will the Federal Govt do on the PFC's?
     

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