AUGUST 18, 2015 – As the busy summer travel season continues, Florida’s airports are working overtime to ensure tourists are able to get to Florida’s beautiful beaches and world-class attractions as quickly as possible. Moreover, Florida’s businesses rely on our aviation system to compete in the global marketplace.
AUGUST 14, 2015 – It costs $5 to print a boarding pass, $35 to check a bag and $200 to change planes. And you may not know it, but it also costs $4.50 per airline ticket just to use Tampa International Airport.
MAY 18, 2015 – There is a move on Capitol Hill to fix the way we maintain America’s airports by bringing free-market reforms to the massive transportation bill the Republican leadership is dead-set on passing this summer.
MAY 6, 2015 – Letter to the Editor: America’s airports are a fundamental component of our country’s transportation infrastructure, welcoming more than 750 million passengers a year. With passenger numbers expected to hit a billion in the next 20 years, air passengers will continue to face long lines, aging terminals and higher airfares unless we do something proactive today.
APRIL 25, 2015 – Travelers have many complaints about air travel in the United States these days: crowded airports, slow security lines, subpar and expensive food. When added to rising ticket prices and fees, the problems on the ground become even more of an annoyance. Congress now has a chance to help fix some of them by raising the cap on a fee used to pay for airport improvements.
MARCH 7, 2015 – Even though fuel prices have been going down, air fares continue to rise. These days, travelers pay extra fees for ticket changes, baggage, meals, and now, you can add at least one federal tax that may be doubling. CBS News’ travel editor Peter Greenberg joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to tell us more about the new plan.
APRIL 4, 2015 – With growing concern about the overall state of transportation infrastructure in the United States, these passenger facility charges — which haven’t been increased for 15 years — should be renewed and adjusted upward to aid sensible growth and improvements at U.S. airports.
DECEMBER 28, 2014 – Booking a flight often conjures Proustian flashbacks of the unfriendly skies. Strip-searched pack mules queue up in front of exhausted middlemen staring at 30-year-old computer screens to cram into cubbyholes on tubes filled with fetid air and coffee breath and the screams of children who still have enough innocence to protest. This is the way the airline companies like it, because they make billions of dollars in fees when we pay to diminish these indignities.