Fri, Jul 16, 2010
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news,
though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have
a bearing on the day's events and issues.
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if
particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves
become future Quotes of the Day.
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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"However, few of these fees are taxed for the Airport
and Airway Trust Fund, the primary means for funding airport
improvement and air traffic control modernization. Aviation excise
taxes are necessary to support the Trust Fund, which in recent
years has provided about 80 percent of the Federal Aviation
Administration’s budget. I am extremely concerned about how
unbundling fees will affect the future of the Trust
Source: House Transportation and
Infrastructure Committee Chair James Oberstar, at a hearing
concerning unbundled fees such as baggage check and seat
selection charged by airlines.
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