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S. 2656 (114th): FAIR Fees Act

About the bill

The airline industry achieved its most profitable year in decades last year. Part of that was due to factors such as low gas prices. But it also didn’t hurt that airlines collected almost $11 billion in fees during 2015, up more than 24 percent from the year before. Fees from baggage, booking, and other similar charges made up less than three percent of airlines’ revenue a decade ago — now it’s eight percent and rising.

The Ridiculous Fees Act

S. 2656, the “Forbidding Airlines from Imposing Ridiculous Fees Act ...

Sponsor and status

Edward “Ed” Markey

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Massachusetts. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 9, 2016
Length: 4 pages

Mar 9, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 9, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Mar 9, 2016

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S. 2656 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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