Airline Passenger Bags Tax

Just when you thought you could get everything into your carry-on bag for that vacation you’re wanting to take by air, some members in the Federal are eyeing your bags and other airline charges for another Federal fee.

The airlines in the last seven years have raised 31.5 Billion in revenue, according to a Bloomberg report, from airline baggage and other airline charges.  As part of the budget deal, the United States Transportation Department saw an increase in their budget which increased the cost of an airline ticket which takes effect in July.  The Federal fee saw an increase from $2.50 per flight segment with a maximum of $5 each way to $5.60 per one way ticket and is expected to raise $12.6 Billion in 10 years.

What would the money from the additional fee–To reduce the Federal budget deficit.


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