New tax would send airplane prices further skyward


Reprinted from The Orange County Register

Planning to fly cross-country? You soon might be paying considerably more for your ticket as part of a proposal in the new federal budget President Obama is putting before Congress.

“The Obama administration has proposed raising the taxes on air travel by about $14 per flight,” reported the Los Angeles Times.

“Higher taxes are needed to help reduce the deficit, pay for improvements at the nation’s airports and add thousands of new immigration and customs officers to reduce wait times to process foreign visitors, the administration says.”


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