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    Consumers say “No” to increases in government fees and taxes on air travel

Consumers say “No” to increases in government fees and taxes on air travel

Travelers United outlines its objections to increases in passenger facility charges, that fund airports from passengers, and to increases in other government fees like customs and agriculture inspection fees.
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    Improving air traffic control, new safety rules in China, airline fees to increase

Improving air traffic control, new safety rules in China, airline fees to increase

FAA claims new systems improving air traffic control, new safety rules in China for foreign airlines, future airline fees to increase

Newsletter – March 8, 2015

This week's neswsletter — taxes and fees fight on Capitol Hill, frequent flier programs, bad maintenance, rental car deals, and unmanned aircraft systems.
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    Do we need to pay more taxes to support airports? I don’t think so.

Do we need to pay more taxes to support airports? I don’t think so.

Proposed increases in airport passenger facility charges from $4.50 to $8 are not necessary or justified. Consumer groups are fighting this increase in aviation taxes.

Is Marriott’s Wi-Fi hotspot U-turn a hollow victory?

Marriott announced they will no longer block guests' personal Web hotspots but a close look at their release reveals this reprieve may be a short-lived.
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Oh, you want a comfortable airline seat? That’ll be extra

Bob Bradenbaugh thought he'd booked an economy class seat when he flew from Miami to Barcelona on American Airlines recently. It turns out he'd only bought half a seat.

In 2015 tell consumers the whole truth about travel costs

Truth is the New Years resolution that Travelers United works every day to fulfill with legislators, regulators and the travel industry honchos. Clear pricing allows travel consumers to comparison shop.

Airlines howl about taxes, but they don’t pay them

As we come into the holiday season when the spirit of giving spreads across the world, airlines are doing all of the taking and none of the gift-giving. Their plans are being hatched to give even less in the future.
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    Anthony Foxx leaves his mark on air travel — for better or worse

Anthony Foxx leaves his mark on air travel — for better or worse

Not quite a year on the job, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is stepping into a regulatory minefield with a proposal Washington insiders refer to as Passenger Protections 3.

When airlines misrepresent the truth to you and Congress

An airline pricing bill, passed out of the House committee, is based on two major prevarications. Here's the scoop and a petition already with 35,000 names that will help consumers fight back.