How the FAA Shutdown Impacts Consumers

Thursday, July 28, 2011

A view of Southwest airline jets at Long Island MacArthur Islip airport photographed on November 9, 2010 in New York City (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images/Getty)

Earlier this morning, Rep. John Mica (R-FL) told The Takeaway the Democrats were to blame for partial shutdown at the Federal Aviation Agency, after Congress failed to pas a funding extension last weekend. But what does this shutdown mean for consumers at the airport? Barbara Peterson, senior aviation correspondent for Conde Nast Traveler, talks about how airfare has changed since the government can no longer collect taxes on airline tickets.

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