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GBTA to Congress: Don’t Increase the PFC

Alexandria, VA (December 14, 2017) – Today, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released an economic briefing on the impact of raising the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC). According to IATA, a $4 per segment increase to the PFC would increase the cost of travel to, from and within the United…

FAA’s Winsome Lenfert Talks PFCs and Airport Infrastructure at GBTA Legislative Summit

Winsome Lenfert, Deputy Associate Administrator for Airports, FAA spoke about passenger facility charges (PFCs) and funding for airport infrastructure at the 15th Annual Legislative Summit, an event that brings more than 100 travel professionals to Washington, D.C. to meet with lawmakers to share opinions on key issues. She told attendees that she has visited hundreds

Potential Return of Long Security Lines Loom Large If Changes Aren’t Made

This spring as the busy summer travel season approached, long security lines at airports were becoming a serious issue. People were being asked to arrive at the airport earlier and earlier as wait times continued to swell. An influx of funding, collaboration between TSA with airports and airlines and increased enrollment in TSA PreCheck helped

Travel Advocate Rep. Cohen Speaks at 14th Annual Legislative Symposium

Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN) spoke to over 100 attendees at the 14th Annual GBTA Legislative Symposium, an event that brings business travel professionals to Washington, D.C. to meet with lawmakers to share opinions on key industry issues. Rep. Cohen spoke about his historical fight against discriminatory taxes on rental cars and discussed his new bill

FAA Reauthorization – What’s Next?

Last week the Senate released its version of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill – the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2016. The bill, introduced by Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD), would extend the agency’s authority through September of 2017. This extension is far shorter than the six-year House bill, which

Ground the Travel Tax Hike

Yesterday, a GBTA op-ed appeared on The Hill’s Congress Blog about our opposition to an increase in the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) – yet another tax on business travelers. Road warriors strengthen the economy, create jobs and drive economic security. Travel should be promoted, not hit with never-ending taxes and fees. Here is an excerpt from

GBTA to Take Business Travel Messages to Capitol Hill

Next week GBTA will host nearly 100 members at its annual Legislative Summit. The event will kick off with speeches from members of Congress and industry leaders along with education sessions. On the final day, GBTA members will head to Capitol Hill to meet with their representatives to talk about issues important to the business

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