The tax burden on US airlines and passengers continues to rise, but not to the level regularly cited by airlines themselves as well as industry trade groups, according to the Ticket Tax Project, a joint effort of MIT's Global Airline Industry Program and Daniel Webster College. "The airline industry usually computes taxes by picking a single 'typical' ticket. That choice usually results in a much higher estimate of the tax impact, and we usually see the airline industry report the tax as ...

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