S. 2656: FAIR Fees Act


Mar 9, 2016


Referred to Committee on Mar 9, 2016

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 9, 2016, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.


Edward “Ed” Markey

Junior Senator from Massachusetts



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Last Updated: Mar 9, 2016
Length: 4 pages


4% chance of being enacted (details)

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A bill to prohibit air carriers from imposing fees that are not reasonable and proportional to the costs incurred by the air carriers, and for other purposes.

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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 ...

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Mar 9, 2016

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