Understanding the Hidden Taxes and Fees Associated with Airline Travel

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It is easy to miss the number of taxes and additional fees that are applied to airline tickets in the United States. With airport and airline security at it’s highest and a down economy, the government continues to increase the rates on taxes and fees that have gone unnoticed by many over the last decade. Let’s define and shed light on these rates and charges that will be applied to your tickets the next time you travel with the airlines.

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  1. There are a lot of necessaries in life. Food is necessary. Shelter is necessary. When you spend a Lot of Money on things you want, it is a personal choice. When you have to spend a Lot of Money on what is necessary it can be quite frustrating! Travel and Airfare is a necessary part of life for a lot of people. Getting Cheaper Airfare can make this necessary part of life less frustrating.

  2. How can you miss the increase in airline travel fees? How does it help us to see this breakdown on where the funds supposedly go? Basically, they come out of our pockets.

    Nice little interactive graphic. Applause to designer.

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  6. Don’t know how these can be called “hidden”, they are listed plain as day in my recipt every time I purchase a ticket. Sometimes, lumped together in a couple section but nothing stopping me from looking up the extra charges.

    Use of the word “hidden” is just a way of excusing laziness. And frankly, while I don’t like extra fees/taxes, I’m fine with them just summing these into a single line item and then referring me to a Web site for further information. I don’t need every bit of detail available to me on my receipt, which would just make it harder to read and after purchasing a couple tickets I wouldn’t care any longer.

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