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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  1. Ron B.

    August 1, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    The fees are already in place … 7/21 I think.

  2. Haldami

    August 2, 2014 at 12:31 am

    Maybe less outrage and more facts. It’s not the TSA that is raising the fees.

  3. mike

    August 2, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    at this rate, and the number of passengers passing tsa check points, tsa will be turning a hefty profit. ( funds to waste on other programs )

  4. antignos

    August 2, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    If anyone on here LIKES the government and their incompetence you need your head examined. Talk about destroying the greatest place to live in the history of the world. This is a just another nail in the coffin. I’m as worried about safety as everyone else, but I don’t think they are doing at a good job at that either and just throwing money at a problem as NEVER worked, and I mean never. What works is employees and management who care about their jobs and what they do. The TSA has neither.

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