Air traffic should be encouraged, not discouraged. Adding a higher tax would only cut down on the ability of people to use this method of transportation. Air traffic is an important part of our national economy in providing jobs and providing people access to jobs across the country if necessary. It is vital to keep air traffic affordable.
No, flights should not be taxed more. There are already enough taxes involved with flying and the cost of a plane ticket seems to rise every year. Taxing flights more would not cause people to drive or take a train more, people like convenience and flying is much faster and safer than driving or taking passenger trains. Plus forcing more people to drive would only further add to pollution. So taxing flights more would have a negative effect on the environment.