Ticket Tax Expires, But Airlines Raise Prices, Punt to IRS on Refunds

Airlines seem to be taking a "it's not our problem" approach to refunding passengers for taxes that are no longer authorized to be collected after Congress failed to pass legislation funding the Federal Aviation Administration. Thus far, only one major airline has announced it will directly offer a refund of the 7.5 percent excize tax and a per-segment flat fee. On a $500 round-trip connecting ticket, a customer would be due $42.30. If the flight leaves the U.S., add another $32.60 for a...Full Story
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