Proposal To Jack Up Airline Fees – As Much As $15 Extra For Domestic Tickets

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    President Obama released his budget which has a line in there for airline fees. The proposal calls for an increase from the now $4.50 per segment facility charge to $8 per segment. The government estimates that this increase could bring in an additional $2.8 billion for airport facilities. This is a different fee from the one we saw hiked up last year – the TSA fee – which went from $2.50 per segment to a flat $5.60 per leg. This fee is the airport facility charge that is levied on revenue tickets, not award tickets. So, if you are used to traveling on award tickets, you are still safe there. But, if you have paid tickets, you could see your domestic ticket (with a connection) go up an additional $15 per roundtrip. This is not the first time such a proposal has been introduced. Last year, it was with the angle that it would allow larger airports to raise the fee if they wanted. But this time around, the proposal seems to be... The post Proposal To Jack Up Airline Fees – As Much As $15 Extra For Domestic Tickets appeared first on Running with Miles.

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