TSA increasing fees for fliers starting July 21

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  1. City Extra

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    But note that the additional funds collected are not being used to finance aviation security. The tax that was put in place to fund TSA after 9/11 is now being expanded and used as a general revenue source.

    It's costing you more to fly because of the increased tax, but you are NOT paying more for airport security.

    TSA increasing fees for fliers starting July 21


    Travelers may soon pay more for a plane ticket because the Transportation Security Administration is raising the passenger security fee at U.S. airports. Fliers currently pay $2.50 for each leg of a connecting flight, capped at $5 per one-way trip. Starting July 21, the fee will jump to a flat $5.60 per one-way trip. The $5 cap on one-way travel will disappear. Congress approved the higher fees as part of the bipartisan budget act approved in December. The money will go to the general fund of the U.S. Treasury to be used to offset TSA costs for providing aviation security ...


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    Airline Security Fees to Increase July 21

    If you’re flying this summer—get ready to pay more. The Transportation Security Administration is raising passenger security fees effective July 21 at U.S. airports. The fees help fund TSA airport security efforts. Air travelers currently pay $2.50 for each plane they take to get to a destination. The fee is capped at two plane rides, each way. On July 21—TSA will start charging a flat fee of $5.60 each way, no matter how many planes you board en route. Congress approved the higher fees as part of its bi-partisan budget deal last December.


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    TSA Iincreasing Fees For Fliers Starting July 21

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    Government raises TSA fees for passengers, plans to use the money to reduce the deficit

    Starting next Monday, a fee that helps fund the Transportation Security Administration will nearly double, jumping up to more than $5 per one-way trip. This TSA fee is one of many already tacked on to the purchase of each airline ticket. This security ...


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    Government raises TSA fees for passengers, plans to use the money to reduce the deficit

    Few parts of American life feel as much like life in the Soviet Union as the TSA’s long lines, shampoo seizures and random searches. And starting next week, the privilege of taking out your laptop, removing your belt and shoes, and adopting a surrender ...


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    Fliers to pay higher TSA fee to help pay down deficit

    Get ready to pay more when you fly. The so-called Sept. 11 security fee that was intended to fund the Transportation Security Administration is about to increase. The TSA, however, says it won't necessarily benefit from the extra revenue.


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    Air travel prices in US to climb as TSA fees increase

    Air travel in the US is set to become more expensive beginning next week – but airline profits and jet fuel costs aren't to blame this time. Instead, the price hike will come as a result of a TSA fee increase. The Transportation Security Administration’s fee – known as the ‘Civil Aviation Security’ or the ‘9/11 Security’ fee – helps fund the agency. But according to the budget agreement that reopened the federal government after its October shutdown, the fee will increase to as much as $22.40 per trip. That money will go to the US Treasury to help pay ...


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    "AIR TRAVEL IN THE US IS SET TO BECOME MORE EXPENSIVE BEGINNING NEXT WEEK ? BUT AIRLINE PROFITS AND ..."

    but airline profits and jet fuel costs aren't to blame this time. Instead, the price hike will come as a result of a TSA fee increase.


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    TSA security fees set to take a big jump

    Attention fliers: the TSA has selected your wallet for enhanced screening. Security fees charged by the Transportation Security Administration are set to more than double next week, forcing fliers to pay more per flight and leading to costly charges for long layovers. The hike to the agency's Civil Aviation Security fee, also known as the Sept. 11 security fee, takes effect on July 21. Right now, fliers pay around $2.50 per leg, with a cap of $5 per one-way trip or $10 per round trip. After the changes, travelers will shell out $5.60 for each leg, or a minimum of ...


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    PAY UP: TSA To Raise Fees Next Week

    Plane tickets are about to become a little more expensive. The current TSA fees are a $2.50 September 11 fee that is capped at $5 per one-way trip and $10 per round trip. Those fees will be replaced with a flat rate of $5.60 per one-way trip and $11.20 per round trip on July 21, according to CBS Philly. The TSA rate hike stems from the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, which TSA spokesperson Mike McCarthy told CBS Philly will be used to help pay for the high cost of providing aviation security. However, according to KEYE-TV, Congress voted to ...

    “When I go to the airport, I see two out of eight lanes open and 20 TSA agents walking around in circles and the line is out of the terminal,” traveler Jon Bergen wrote in a comment to the TSA. “Where is all the money going?”


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    Air travel prices in US to climb as TSA fees increase

    Air travel in the US is set to become more expensive beginning next week – but airline profits and jet fuel costs aren't to blame this time. Instead, the price hike will come as a result of a TSA fee increase. The Transportation Security Administration’s fee – known as the ‘Civil Aviation Security’ or the ‘9/11 Security’ fee – helps fund the agency. But according to the budget agreement that reopened the federal government after its October shutdown, the fee will increase to as much as $22.40 per trip. That money will go to the US Treasury to help pay ...


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    TSA Fee Hike to Raise Prices on Most U.S. Flights

    The September 11 Security Fee will be increasing more than 100 percent on Monday, July 21, for domestic and international flights. This fee, which partially helps fund the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), was enacted in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013. Any tickets purchased before July 21 will not be subject to the higher fees, so if you know you'll be taking a trip -- now is the time to buy airfare for travel after July 21. There are two major changes with the new law. Currently, each "enplanement" (basically a takeoff and landing) cost $2.50 in fees; it will ...


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    Fliers To Pay Higher TSA Fee To Help Pay Down Deficit

    Get ready to pay more when you fly. The so-called Sept. 11 security fee that was intended to fund the Transportation Security Administration is about to increase. The TSA, however, says it won't necessarily benefit from the extra revenue. The fee hike could increase the cost of air travel by as little as 60 cents or as much as $22.40 or more, depending on the number of layovers and length of the stops. TSA critics and the airlines are fuming about the hike. "Why the increase?" wrote traveler Jon Berggren in a comment filed with the TSA. "When I go ...


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    Airline Ticket Prices 2014: TSA Screening Fee Causing Rise in Cost of Air Travel

    Airline tickets will be more expensive starting Monday when a government fee for passenger screening will more than double. The Transportation Security Administration added a fee after 9/11 to fund passenger screening, which was $2.50 per one-way ticket, with a cap of $10 per trip, and will increase to more than $5 with no cap, according to the Wall Street Journal. The cap has been removed, allowing each flight in a trip to see an additional screening fee if the layover is longer than four hours on a domestic flight. This is the first change to the fee since it ...


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    TSA Fee Hike Will Be Used to Pay Down Deficit

    Starting next week, air travelers will pay more when they fly. But the money won't necessarily go to improve airport security. The government is hiking the mandatory security fee put in place after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to fund the Transportation Security Administration. The fee originally had been pegged at $2.50 per leg of a connecting flight, capped at $5 per one-way trip. The new fee will be a flat $5.60 per one-way trip — that is, if you take direct flights or have layovers on domestic flights no longer than four hours. Sign up for top Travel ...


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    US air travel prices in to rise as TSA security fees increase

    Security fees charged by the Transportation Security Administration are set to more than double next week, forcing fliers to pay more per flight and leading to costly charges for long layovers. The hike to the agency's Civil Aviation Security fee, also known as the Sept. 11 security fee, takes effect on July 21. Right now, fliers pay around $2.50 per leg, with a cap of $5 per one-way trip or $10 per round trip. After the changes, travelers will shell out $5.60 for each leg, or a minimum of $11.20 round-trip. Long layovers will also trigger more fees, leading to ...


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    US air travel prices in to rise as TSA security fees increase

    Security fees charged by the Transportation Security Administration are set to more than double next week, forcing fliers to pay more per flight and leading to costly charges for long layovers. The hike to the agency's Civil Aviation Security fee, also known as the Sept. 11 security fee, takes effect on July 21. Right now, fliers pay around $2.50 per leg, with a cap of $5 per one-way trip or $10 per round trip. After the changes, travelers will shell out $5.60 for each leg, or a minimum of $11.20 round-trip. Long layovers will also trigger more fees, leading to ...


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    Air travel prices in US to climb as TSA fees increase

    Starting next week air travelers will pay more to fly. The fee used to pay for airport security is going to go up on July 21. Right now passengers pay $2.50 per leg of their trip. That fee is going to go up to a flat rate of $5.60 for a one-way trip. Passengers with layovers longer than four hours will be hit with the $5.60 fee again. The so-called "September 11th Security Fee" pays for training, salaries, benefits for federal security screeners and the Federal Air Marshal program. According to the Transportation Security Administration, the majority of the money ...


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    Book now to save money on your next flight

    Book now if you want to save money on your next airline ticket. With TSA fees doubling next week, travel experts say now is the time to book that next trip to avoid higher fees. The so-called September 11th security fee increases on July 21. Instead of the current $2.50 per leg of a trip, travelers will pay a flat $5.60 per one-way trip. The fee climbs to $5.60 for each leg if there's a layover longer than four hours. Airline officials say the fee hike is just another way the federal government is tapping an already highly-taxed industry.


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    TSA fee hike will be used to pay down Federal deficit

    Starting next week, air travelers will pay more when they fly. But the money won't necessarily go to improve airport security. The government is hiking the mandatory security fee put in place after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to fund the Transportation Security Administration. The fee originally had been pegged at $2.50 per leg of a connecting flight, capped at $5 per one-way trip. The new fee will be a flat $5.60 per one-way trip—that is, if you take direct flights or have layovers on domestic flights no longer than four hours. But some travelers may end up paying ...


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  2. City Extra

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    Airlines challenge higher TSA fees in federal court

    A trade group for U.S. airlines asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to review higher Transportation Security Administration fees on plane tickets that began July 21. Airlines for America, which represents the largest airlines, told the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit that the TSA is improperly collecting fees and counting trips that begin overseas. "TSA is overstepping its bounds," said Nicholas Calio, A4A's CEO. "Air travelers are not an ATM for the government and should not be treated as such." The airline petition simply asked for a review of the federal rule that formalized the higher fees, ...


    But the congressional budget chairmen — Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. — wrote TSA Administrator John Pistole on May 6, saying they intended a "flat $5.60 per one-way trip," regardless of the number of times a passenger gets on a plane.


    The petition filed by Paul Clement, a former U.S. solicitor general, also says the TSA flouted the law that imposes the fee on flights "that originate at an airport in the United States" by applying the fees to flights that begin outside the country. The petition says the TSA's rule formalizing the higher fee is "wholly unmoored from the narrow and carefully targeted statutory changes made by Congress."


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    Two airline groups sue TSA over higher fees

    The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., claims that TSA overstepped its authority when it launched the new fee July 21:


    – When Congress authorized the $5.60 fee in a budget bill, the law based the fee on a “one-way trip,” regardless of connections or length of time. “…Instead of honoring congressional intent and simply accepting the increased fees on one-way trips authorized by the Budget Act, TSA attempts to conjure up even more fees by eliminating the round-trip cap,” the lawsuit stated.


    – Federal law allows the charging of the fee on trips originating in the United States. “TSA has flouted the plain language of the statute by imposing fees on the domestic leg of trips that originate outside the United States,” the lawsuit alleges.


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    Airlines Sue TSA Over Higher Security Fees

    Two large airline trade groups are suing the Transportation Security Administration over how it collects higher federal security fees on airline tickets. The airlines say the TSA has been collecting more for flights than it should and assessing the fee on domestic portions of airline trips that begin abroad, two things lawmakers in Congress did not intend when they approved the higher fees last December. The security fee rose this month to $5.60 for each way of an airline trip, up from $2.50 per flight segment, or a maximum of $5 for multi-leg trips. The old rule capped security fees ...


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  3. City Extra

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    Fliers may be getting overcharged due to higher TSA fees

    Airlines and ticket agents are warning that hundreds of thousands of travelers might be getting overcharged on airline tickets to Alaska, Hawaii, and foreign destinations because of computer problems related to higher Transportation Security Administration fees. As the higher fees went into effect a month ago, Sabre Travel Network, the company that provides ticket prices to travel agents and online comparison sites, told the TSA the computer problems applied to about 150,000 tickets per month in its system and 300,000 tickets per month for all reservation systems, or about 1% of all tickets.


    But the airlines and Sabre haven't revealed how much money is at stake, or if anyone has indeed been overcharged.


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    Fliers may be getting overcharged on TSA fees

    and foreign destinations because of computer problems related to higher Transportation Security Administration fees. As the higher fees went into effect a month ago, Sabre Travel Network, the company that provides ticket prices to travel agents and online ...


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    Fliers may be getting overcharged on TSA fees

    and foreign destinations because of computer problems related to higher Transportation Security Administration fees. As the higher fees went into effect a month ago, Sabre Travel Network, the company that provides ticket prices to travel agents and online ...


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    Fliers may be getting overcharged on TSA fees

    Airlines and ticket agents are warning that hundreds of thousands of travelers might be getting overcharged on airline tickets to Alaska, Hawaii, and foreign destinations because of computer problems related to higher Transportation Security Administration ...


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  4. City Extra

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    Higher TSA fees may cause travlers to be overcharged for some fares

    Airlines and ticket agents have a warning for travelers. They say they might be getting overcharged on ticket fees for flights to Alaska, Hawaii and foreign destinations. It's because of problems related to higher TSA fees. The higher fees went into effect a month ago. Fees more than doubled from 2.50 for non stop and 5.00 for a connecting flight. But the new fee is 5.60 for all flights. But the way the fees are applied could cause travelers to be overcharged if connections are longer than 4 hours or less than 12 hours.


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    TSA's Fee Changes Are Causing Headaches

    The fee hike is still fresh—and so are the problems the change is generating. About a month ago, a congressionally mandated increase in Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security fees that travelers pay on flights went into effect. Since then, there have been technical implementation challenges as well as claims that some passengers are getting significantly overcharged. The problems have led to a lawsuit against the agency.


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