Airlines Reconsider Passing Tax to Travelers

Airfares took a roller-coaster ride this spring following the industry's attempt to pass on the reinstated ten percent ticket tax to consumers earlier this year. When the ride ended, the major carriers had settled on a four percent hike in fares.

This latest airfare drama was triggered by a Congressional vote in March to reinstate a package of ticket taxes that expired December 31. The tax package, used to fund airport safety projects, includes a $6 per ticket tariff on international

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