Airlines For a second consecutive New Year's Day, the 10 percent federal tax on commercial airline tickets is lapsing. Unlike last year, travelers won't benefit. The carriers already have announced fare increases equal to the anticipated tax cut on 14-day and 21-day advanced-purchase tickets. Steve Inskeep reports.
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For a second consecutive New Year's Day, the 10 percent federal tax on commercial airline tickets is lapsing. Unlike last year, travelers won't benefit. The carriers already have announced fare increases equal to the anticipated tax cut on 14-day and 21-day advanced-purchase tickets. Steve Inskeep reports.