I take exception to your article "Air Tickets' Base Price Is Just Part of the Fare" (Travel Insider, Jan. 6). You make it sound as though the airlines are the only ones that charge fees and taxes on top of their base price. Why are you picking on an industry that will have a multibillion-dollar loss for last year? I, for one, will be glad to pay an extra $10 per round trip for security.
Let's not forget about cruise ships. The last cruise I sailed on, the taxes and fees were $139.75 per person. For four, that was an additional $559.