This is disgusting.
Because of the House GOP having a temper tantrum and shutting down the FAA, taxes of 7.5% were no longer able to be charged to tickets purchased from the airlines. And what did almost all of the airlines out there do? Increased their fares by 7.5%. That’s bullcrap. Bullcrap, wrong, nasty, short-sighted, and just plain wrong.
But not Alaska, Hawaiian, and Spirit. They passed the savings on to the consumers. I actually purchased an Alaska Airlines ticket this morning. And because the full-fare ticket (without the 7.5% tax) was less than the value fare tickets that I usually buy, I purchased a full fare – meaning more money for the company that’s being FAIR to their customers, and not just trying to make a buck.
So thank you, Alaska, Hawaiian, and Spirit. Keep up the good work. And the rest of you guys out there? Shame on you!