Pilots Bash Budget Deal's New Airline Fees

Law360, New York (December 12, 2013, 3:38 PM EST) -- This week’s bipartisan budget deal will impose hundreds of billions of dollars in new taxes on the airline industry and its passengers, the Air Line Pilots Association said Wednesday.

Congressional budget negotiators announced Tuesday a plan to fund the government and restore some domestic and military spending, avoiding deeper sequestration cuts expected later this week and preventing a government shutdown for two years.

One provision of the deal includes a new security fee for airlines, which they will almost certainly pass along to passengers, the association...
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