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April 25, 2013 at 7:06 AM

Flight delays increase due to FAA budget cuts

Raise ticket prices

Sequestration requires the Federal Aviation Administration to cut its budget by $637 million [“Some flight delays over FAA budget cuts,” News, April 23]. Since America’s airlines carried 736 million passengers last year, here’s a radical idea for the Congress to debate for the next 10 years: Raise the price of a ticket a buck.

I had no idea the cost of running the airport was being subsidized by the U.S. government. Why isn’t the cost to operate the airport included in my ticket price? Why is the U.S. government, that has to borrow 40 cents on every dollar it spends, subsidizing the cost to operate an airport?

Jerry Forell, Kirkland

Comments | Topics: budget cuts, Congress, FAA

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