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Government fees on airfares are least frustrating charge, survey says
Government fees on airfares are least frustrating charge, survey says

Here’s a surprise. Most air travelers wouldn’t mind paying more in fees – if it helps cut lines at airports. Airlines have vehemently opposed proposals to increase government fees on airline tickets, saying higher costs would dampen demand for travel and hurt tourism. But a majority (60%) of leisure and business travelers say they would support an increase if the money pays for improvements that reduce delays at airports, according to a new survey of 1,031 American travelers. The survey, commissioned by a travel industry trade group, found that government fees ranked as the least frustrating fee or tax imposed on travelers. The most frustrating fee, according to the...

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