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Below is a list of media references and press releases related to the Airline Ticket Tax Project.

Media Citations

VanderMey, A. (2011, March 21). Flight patterns: Ever wonder what's behind the rising price of an airline ticket? The cost breakdown may surprise you. Fortune, p. 31.

Brutsche, P. (2010, June 20). Taxes and fees hit the traveler's wallet. Los Angeles Times.

Stellin, S. (2010, March 2). Charges upon charges: Taxes and fees become ever weightier part of total airfare. New York Times, p. B8.

Consumer Union of U.S., Inc. (2010, March). Ask the Adviser: High Fees for Flying. Consumer Reports Money Adviser, p. 16.

Levitt, S. (2009, May 18). When airline tickets start looking like cigarettes. Freakonomics Blog, NYTimes.com.

Boehmer, J. (2008, October 6). Fare surcharges arbitrary. Business Travel News Online.

Ebben, P. (2008, September 25). Travelers want fee waived upon ticket cancellation [streaming Windows Media Video]. WBZ-TV.

Ebben, P. (2008, September 25). Travelers "curious" about airline ticket refund. WBZ-TV.

Fabey, M. (2008, September 1). No free lunch on some of United's long-haul flights. Travel Weekly.

McCartney, S. (2008, July 1). Another reason fliers may feel like victims. The Wall Street Journal, p. D1.

Crandall, R. (2008, April 21). Charge more, merge less, fly better. The New York Times, p. 21.

Walsh, C. (2008, March 29). Sky still the limit for air carrier fees. Rocky Mountain News.

Canaday, H. (2008, March). Infrastructure costs more than you think. Air Transport World, p. 21.

Reid, R. (2008, January). The infrastructure crisis. Civil Engineering, Vol. 78, No. 1: pp. 40-65.

Boehmer, J. (2006, July 17). Study: Taxes comprise 16% of typical airfare. Business Travel News, pp. 30, 32.

Stephens, S. (2006, July 16). A taxing situation: From airfare to hotels, advertised prices often don't include extra fees. The Columbus Dispatch.

Howe, P. (2006, April 1). Delta will raise its Logan fares, as United also unveils increases. The Boston Globe, pp. B9-B10.

Smith, P. (2006, February 24). Ask the pilot: What's the problem with U.S. airlines? The low-price paradox. Salon.com.

Burey, J. (2005, April 11). Taxes, fees resurrect debate over privatizing air traffic control. Airline Business Report, pp. 1-2, 4.

Reed, K. (2005, April 10). Business class: A rise in the decline. Boston Globe p. E2.

Flint, P. (2005, March 24). US Airline ticket taxes: High...but not that high. Air Transport World Online.

Thomson, E. (2005, March 16). It's a taxing time for air travelers. MIT Tech Talk, pp. 1, 5.

Skertic, M. (2005, February 8). Homeland Security Department funding means fee on round-trip airline tickets. Chicago Tribune.

Glanz, W. (2005, February 7). Airlines aim to ground doubling of security tax. The Washington Times.

McKeon, A. (2004, June 15). Industry misleads over bite of taxes. The Nashua Telegraph, p. 11.

Press Releases

Air carrier infrastructure and security costs second to only fuel and labor. (2008, January 17). Nashua, NH: Daniel Webster College.

It's a taxing time for air travelers, researchers discover. (2005, March 11). Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology. [Also available on EurekAlert.]

Airplane ticket taxes lower than airlines claim, study says. (2004, June 18). Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology. [Also available on EurekAlert.]

Daniel Webster College and MIT release pioneering study of airline ticket taxes. (2004, June 10). Nashua, NH: Daniel Webster College.

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Last updated: 06/02/2012