Inside Sources: Consumers Stand to Lose From Airport Tax Hike

Airports are using misleading claims and fuzzy math to lobby Congress for an increase in the passenger facility charge (PFC), a hidden tax on virtually every air traveler in the United States, whether you travel to New York, Los Angeles or Orlando. U.S. airports are already on track to collect billions in PFCs, and when […]

Sunshine State News: Consumers Stand to Lose From Airport Taxes

Despite record-setting revenues, billions in reserve accounts, and promising industry forecasts, U.S. airports are lobbying Congress to increase the passenger facility charge (PFC), a move that would make flying more expensive for the more than 90 million air travelers that board planes in Tampa International or Miami International Airports or elsewhere in Florida every year. […]

Don’t Get Left Holding the Bag in the Fight Over Airport Fees

If you’ve seen your airfares decrease lately, as many Americans have, don’t thank the federal government. In fact, Congress imposes so many taxes and fees on air travel that more than 20 percent of the average ticket price is diverted to government coffers. Yet some politicians are pushingto make flying more expensive by increasing the […]

Airport Inspections: There Must Be a Better Way

It’s been a trying few weeks for air travel.  TSA conducted its own “red team” exercise in Newark where a fake bomb was carried through two layers of screening and to the boarding gate.  That is alarming to airline consumers.  Kudos are earned by TSA testing its own readiness.  Razzes are earned for failing the […]