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Airlines Fear Brunt Of Penalties  
User currently offlineSKY1 From Spain, joined Apr 2006, 879 posts, RR: 4
Posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1204 times:

...according to The times

The aviation business seems always it's the best place to invent new taxes.

Like The Times says: "The airline industry is under particular scrutiny because of the rapid growth in air transport. Aircraft now account for 3 per cent of global carbon dioxide emissions, but this is forecast to rise to 6 per cent by 2050."

Is a 3% ...too much? What about the automobile industry and other?


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User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1180 times:

Quoting SKY1 (Thread starter):
Like The Times says: "The airline industry is under particular scrutiny because of the rapid growth in air transport. Aircraft now account for 3 per cent of global carbon dioxide emissions, but this is forecast to rise to 6 per cent by 2050."

Is a 3% ...too much? What about the automobile industry and other?

The airline industry is under scrutiny because it is a juicy target for government regulators who are continually looking for more ways to raise tax revenue.

From the stories I've read, the UK is also going after automobiles as well as air traffic.

The ironic thing about all this increased taxation of luxury cars and "cheap" air travel is that these actions will, in the end, leave only the wealthy driving personally owned vehicles and flying. The middle class is eventually going to be priced out of both forms of travel if government weenies - who of course will still drive and fly on "official business" - have their way.


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