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Travel costs are heading skyward: Federal laws passed by Congress last summer increased taxes on international airline tickets and could inflate costs for travelers buying tickets for domestic flights or redeeming frequent-flier miles.

"The total impact of this new tax package means that over the next five years, taxes on air travel will increase from $30 billion to $34 billion," says David A. Fuscus of the Air Transport Association. But just how much of that tax will get passed on to consumers remains to be seen.

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