Air Transport Association taking off with a new name

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The airline association has been conducting a campaign to fight President Obama's proposal to decrease the federal deficit by increasing taxes on flights. The campaign, dubbed Stop Air Tax Now, is trying to convince airline passengers to oppose the president's call for an increase in the per-takeoff fee on flights that could run as high as $100.

The president's plan also includes an $7.50 increase in the security taxes on passengers each way of their trips. The suggestions were originally included in the deficit-reduction suggestions he made to the supercommittee, which unsuccessfully attempted to cut $1.2 trillion or more from the federal deficit.

The airline association said the proposals would cost airlines and their passengers up to $3.5 billion.