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TSA Raising Your Airport Fees, Airlines Suing

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I never paid much attention to that obnoxious $2.50 TSA Security Fee that showed up on my tickets, but if I had, I probably would have been glad they were capped at $5 each way. And apparently the TSA might be increasing those fees and removing the caps.

Chart of TSA Security Fee Increases from Forbes Article

According to this Forbes article, the airlines are fighting back. The article outlines the impact of some of the changes, including long layovers counting as a new one way trip! And the airlines’ complaint that feds are using the fees to pay down the deficit.

A4A lawsuit against TSA fee use

Definitely something I’m going to be paying more attention. If the TSA prevails, taking a connecting flight might not have the cost savings it used to, not to mention all the other concerns this raises.

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