Monday, July 21, 2014
TSA Fees Doubling Today But NOT for Security
The TSA security fees you pay for airline tickets are doubling as of today. You'll also have to pay extra TSA fees if you have layover legs longer than 4 hours.
Here's the news article on the mater.
To make matters worse, most of the 17 billion dollars, in extra revenue they're expected to rake in over the next 10 years will be going to fund other government spending and not security. Congress passed this as a part of their previous budget deal.
The only way to get it reversed is to write your member of Congress. It's an election year. If enough travelers write in to THEIR member, this thing might get reversed or at least revised so that airport security fees get used, I don't know, for AIRPORT SECURITY. ;-)