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Security Fee on Airline Tickets Set to Rise

(Image Courtesy: MGN Online)

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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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