With Ticket Tax In Limbo, Airlines Raise Prices
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WENDY KAUFMAN: It could have been a nice price break for airline travelers, but Rick Seaney, the CEO of Fare Compare, says airlines raised prices by about the same amount as the tax.
RICK SEANEY: So instead of the money going into the government coffers or into the consumer's pocket, it's going into the airlines' pocket.
KAUFMAN: Joe Sprague is Alaska's vice president of marketing.
JOE SPRAGUE: Frankly, it's the right thing to do, to be able to pass savings like this onto customers.
KAUFMAN: Wendy Kaufman, NPR News.
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