Charlie Leocha
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Schumer has it wrong. Carry-on bag taxes are paid for by passengers not airlines.

The misdirected attempt to declare carry-on baggage "essential" so that it would be subject to the transportation excise tax won't affect airlines at all. It will on add a 7.5% tax on top of the baggage fees that is paid by passengers.

Should Schumer and his cosponsors prevail (I doubt that they will), the cost of any carry-on bag will go up by 7.5 percent. The excise tax is a separate tax on top of other taxes and exclusively paid for by passengers, not the airlines.…


Posted on April 18, 2010 at 11:15am

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At 2:38pm on February 12, 2010, EnLinea Media said…
Good afternoon, Charlie, and welcome to Tripatini! It's great to have you with us -- and we think you'll find our site productive as well as interesting and enjoyable.

To get the most out of Tripatini, we recommend you take a moment to join several of our many groups which you may find of particular use, such as Media Only, Massachusetts, Airfares/Air Travel, Skiing/Winter Sports, Politics of Travel, Travel Tips, Eating/Drinking the World, our Italian, German, and Spanish language/culture clubs, and plenty of others covering many other topics and most destinations across the globe.

FYI, on your profile you'll see a green bar marked "Text Box," which you can turn into a box containing not just text but also photos and even videos about yourself, your travels, your writing/outlets, and more. If you have books in print, and we'll be happy to feature them in our Book Club group, on our home page, and in our online shop, as a member courtesy.

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Thanks much for joining us; we wish you an outstanding rest of 2010, and it goes without saying that we look forward to seeing you online.


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