Obama administration wants more airfare taxes
May 27, 2013 (WLS) -- Another airfare increase may be on the way. But this time It has nothing to do with the airlines.
The Obama administration has proposed raising the taxes on air travel by about $14 per flight. It's a move the airlines strongly oppose.
The administration says higher taxes are needed to help reduce the deficit, pay for improvements at the nation's airports and add thousands of new immigration and custom officers to reduce wait times.
The airlines think the higher taxes will backfire and hurt the economy.
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