Category Archives: Aviation Taxes and Fees

The House Takes Action to Restore Airfare Transparency

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives took action to restore airfare transparency by passing the Transparent Airfares Act of 2014 (H.R. 4156). The bill overturns the 2012 regulation, instituted by the Department of Transportation (DOT) that prohibits airfare advertisements from … Continue reading

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#DemandTransparency

A two-year-old government regulation, overturning a 25-year practice, now enables the federal government to hide the outsized, ever-increasing tax amount that airline customers pay to the federal government. This is not pro-consumer. This is pro-government. Airlines are the only form … Continue reading

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ALPA Welcomes House Introduction of New Airfare Transparency Bill

ALPA applauded bipartisan legislation introduced in the House today that seeks to restore the transparency of airline ticket advertisement. The Transparent Airfares Act of 2014 (H.R 4156) will improve transparency in airfare advertising by allowing advertisements for passenger air travel … Continue reading

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ALPA Opposes New Fees on Airline Travel in Omnibus

Members of the Senate are currently considering a new fee on airline passengers as part of an omnibus appropriations bill, which would fund federal agencies through the remainder of FY2014.  This proposal would increase the immigration user fee on international … Continue reading

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Airline Ticket Tax Hike Harms U.S. Airline Industry and Its Employees

Originally posted on Leadership From the Cockpit:
ALPA adamantly opposes the airline ticket tax provision contained in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013. The hike would add to the already-oppressive tax burden on U.S. airlines and airline passengers, jeopardizing future…

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Join the Fight! Tell the President and Congress: No New Air Taxes!

Congress is seeking to double the TSA passenger security tax as part of a budget deal, which does nothing to enhance security. Raising the cost of air travel with higher taxes drives up the cost of air travel for our … Continue reading

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ICYMI- Needed: An uplifting U.S. national aviation policy

ALPA president Capt. Lee Moak wrote an op-ed that ran in The Hill last week lamenting the lack of a national airline policy that will uplift and promote U.S. aviation and its employees.  He wrote: “Working inside the Washington, D.C. … Continue reading

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