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Security Fee on Airline Tickets Set to Rise

(Image Courtesy: MGN Online)

(Image Courtesy: MGN Online)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Airline passengers are about to pay more for security screening.

Following orders from Congress, the Transportation Security Administration is poised to raise the fee to $5.60 each way. That’s up from $2.50 each way for a nonstop flight and $5 for a trip including connections.

Trips with long stopovers will have bigger increases — each leg will trigger a new fee.

The proposed changes will be published Friday in the Federal Register and take effect 30 days later.

Congress approved higher TSA fees as part of a December budget deal.

A spokeswoman for industry trade group Airlines for America says the changes will hurt people in smaller cities who must take more one-way flights to get where they’re going.

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  • alpinequeen

    You mean we’ll have to pay more for being frisked and humiliated?

    • Rags

      Air travel has gotten to be so bad that being frisked and humiliated is the most pleasurable part of the trip.

      • alpinequeen

        At my age, that’s about the only attention I get.

    • 32 MuddyPaws

      The frisking and humiliation have now become so expected and boring that they’ve decided to add violating you to the mix and, like everything else in life, if ya want extra perks, ya gotta pay!