During the budget negotiations last year that produced a two-year budget deal, airline passengers were slapped with more than a doubling of TSA Security fees for many fliers. Now in a new bill working its way through Congress, airline passengers are facing a 30 percent increase in the immigration user fee paid by airline passengers on international flights to the United States as part of the FY 2014 omnibus appropriations package.
The travel industry likes to describe itself as “family friendly.” But some customers and family travel experts claim the travel industry preys on families as much as it pampers them, broadsiding these helpless customers with junk fees and surcharges.
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Besides big lies that are harming consumers who want to compare prices, airlines consistently lie about the little things like calling fuel surcharges taxes and fees or, as on my latest United Airlines flight, calling an Economy Plus seat with “no” recline a seat with “limited” recline.
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Shouldn’t travelers be immune to the sequester? After all, our mandatory travel user fees associated with flying are not dropping. Why are we being threatened with cutbacks in services that we pay for every time we fly, go through security or re-enter the country?
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