Los Angeles World Airports blasted United Airlines for its plan to levy a $10 surcharge on passengers flying from LAX (ATWOnline, April 12), saying the increase "wildly exceeds" UA's share of a "justified increase in its maintenance and operation costs." LAWA said UA enplaned 4.9 million passengers at LAX last year. Assuming the same level of traffic in 2007, it would collect nearly five times the $10 million rent increase it blamed for the new policy. It said the carrier was "exploiting" ...

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