Increased taxes in the US budget plan , if passes, will be passed onto consumers, warns Nicholas Calio, president of the trade group Airlines for America. The proposed budget would triple the passenger security tax to $7.50 per flight and add a $100-per-flight tax on airlines and increase several other smaller fees. “The president’s budget represents an unprecedented tax grab on the backs of airlines and their customers, who already pay more than their fair share of taxes,” said Calio. “Instead of using the US airline industry and its customers as a piggy bank for deficit reduction, this administration should
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