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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One interesting note from the FAA reauthorization Subcommittee on Aviation hearings last week was the airlines’ response to and deep concern about possible increases in the FAA passenger facilities charge (PFC) proposed in the new legislation from $4.50 to $7 per segment. They don’t want taxes, but new fees are fine.