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Among the funds going uncollected are a 7.5 percent sales tax on airline tickets, a $3.70 per takeoff segment tax for domestic flights, a $16.30 departure and arrival tax for international flights and a special $8.20 tax on flights between Alaska and Hawaii.
Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines Inc., Michigan's largest carrier, lost $318 million in the first quarter of this year. But as long as Congress can't come to agreement, Delta has been one of the airlines reaping an estimated additional $25 million a day in revenue that otherwise would be collected in taxes, said Rick Seaney, head of Fare
FAA deals with loss of an estimated $200 million weekly in tax revenue it's unauthorized to collect and spend. From The Detroit News: detnews.com...
Originally posted by Aloysius the Gaul
reply to post by thoughtsfull
Airlines have often failed in the US - they are definitely not on the "too big to be allowed to fail" list!!
Many have gone into Chapter 11 & emerged of course - but there's a whole wiki page devoted to airline failures!! en.wikipedia.org...edit on 26-7-2011 by Aloysius the Gaul because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Hessling
Not terribly shocked to hear this.
Any idea how many fees, charges and taxes you pay on your phone, electricity or cable bill that are now obsolete? Do you still pay these obsolete, no longer applicable charges?
Are they going into the government coffers?
Somebody ought to sue their #sses and bring this sort of behavior to the light of day. Now that would be fun!
But the House temporary bill also would end $14 million in subsidies that provided commercial airline service to 16 rural airports. The law was written in a way that appeared to single out for closing airports in the states of prominent Senate Democrats, including the majority leader, Harry Reid of Nevada.