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New TSA fees to make airfare more expensive
Even though airfare costs have already raised more than 6% since 2010, the TSA will implement additional fees beginning on July 21. Don't think you can escape these costs by taking extra connections, because that will just cost you even more. The TSA, who explained that TSA security fees do not currently cover their expenses, will be more than doubling mandatory fees. Each leg of a journey will now come with a fee of $5.60 each, and for any layover more than 4 hours for domestic flights or 12 hours for international flights, you will be charged for an additional leg. Even on a trip with just 2 connections, the cost will go up over 5%. The fees will especially hurt business travelers and budget travelers, who often go to multiple cities for business or to lower their overall ticket cost. The fees will be used to pay for additional security measures being implemented by the TSA, but could still be overturned by Congress. What do you think about these new fees?
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I sure hope Congress chooses to overturn the bill. Increasing the charges levied on ticket holders seems ludicrous - has there been any discussion of what additional security measures these charges will intend to cover? While I agree with @mcgraffy that when I fly I want to be safe but come on - flying will become simply unaffordable.
@sophiamor thats a great question--what if the layover isnt our fault?? @nisfit somehow I dont think it'd be cheaper!