'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The European Union on Tuesday backed down from a controversial plan to charge international airlines for the pollution they create on flights to and from the continent, facing retaliation from the U.S., China, and India and other nations who said it encroached on their sovereignty.
It's up to individual airlines whether they price fares differently for travelers who don't provide personal information, said Perry Flint, a spokesman for the international airline association.
"It was clear that the ETS had become a roadblock to a global approach," said Perry Flint, speaking for the International Air Transport Association. "The EU's plan to tax non-EU carriers operating in non-EU airspace was seen by a number of countries as an attack on their sovereignty."