Consumer Groups Scold Airlines For Pocketing Tax Money During FAA Shutdown

Consumer Groups Scold Airlines For Pocketing Tax Money During FAA Shutdown

Surely you remember the recent FAA shutdown, during which the government couldn’t collect taxes on airfares, leading the airlines to temporarily raise their base prices and pocket an estimated $70 million a day. Now a coalition of consumer groups, including our benevolent benefactors at Consumers Union, are voicing their displeasure for this and other anti-consumer behavior. [More]

Senate Unable To End FAA Shutdown; Inspectors Working Without Pay

Senate Unable To End FAA Shutdown; Inspectors Working Without Pay

Around 4,000 Federal Aviation Administration staffers remain on unpaid furlough this morning and dozens of airport inspectors have been asked to continue working without pay while their employer loses out on millions of tax dollars it lacks authority to collect, after the Senate was unable to end the stalemate behind the FAA’s partial shutdown. [More]