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May 6, 2013 A $300 domestic airline ticket now includes about $60 in taxes or 20 percent of the total fare which pays for things like air traffic controllers, airport improvements, customs and immigration inspections and checkpoint screening.
On one side were the members of Americans for Prosperity (AFP), a conservative economic policy organization, who protested at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. AFP protesters joined the ranks of citizens and lawmakers in blaming a recent
No General Tax Revenues in Aviation Trust Fund The aviation trust fund is made up exclusively of aviation user fees that are required to be used for the improvement of the safety and efficiency of the aviation system. For example, ticket taxes paid
Jack Tuers, a line technician at the Naples Airport, directs a private jet to the runway on Sept. 1, 2010. Greg Kahn/Staff Airplanes circulate through the Naples Municipal Airport on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, in Naples. David Albers/ Staff Ted Soliday,
The legislation, which passed unanimously before the Senate left town for the next week, would allow as much as $253 million to be moved from other parts of the Transportation Department to the Federal Aviation Administration . Advocates said that
Font Resize The Denver Post While federally mandated furloughs are beginning to impact the American public in air travel, conflicting reports are leaving Denver passengers confused as to whether this is actually an "airport armageddon" or just a "
Senate Democrats are considering competing bills to ease air-travel delays caused by across-the-board federal spending cuts, the senators and aides said. Some Democrats, along with Republicans, are supporting bills specifically aimed at easing the
Amid demands from senators for more information on the impact of furloughs on passenger safety and air operations, the White House has signaled that it might put air traffic controllers back to work full-time, leaving the
On Wednesday's NBC Today , news anchor Natalie Morales complained about having a flight delayed due to the FAA furloughing air traffic controllers in the wake of the sequester: "I was traveling to Boston yesterday, which is a 50-minute flight,
The cuts imposed by Congress have made sharp cutbacks in staffing inevitable at airport control towers and radar rooms, said Michael P. Huerta, the F.A.A. administrator, speaking to the transportation subcommittee of the House Committee on