U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer says she will ask for a review of the behavior of the airlines during the FAA funding stoppage. Many airlines continued to charge full fares, even though the shutdown of the FAA meant there was no federal tax on tickets.
Shortly after the California Democrat discovered a deal had been made to renew FAA funding, Boxer voiced her displeasure with the airlines that pocketed the tax. “Once this is over, the issue is that there ought to be an absolute look by the commerce committee and I will talk to Senator Rockefeller,” she said.
Boxer says the airlines that cut their prices should be commended. Some airlines reportedly have said they will refund the money.