Airlines, not travelers, dodge TSA security fees

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  1. ACMM
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    Airlines, not travelers, dodge TSA security fees

    By Tim Devaney - 09/22/14 05:14 PM EDT

    The Transportation Security Administration is letting airlines off the hook for hundreds of millions of dollars they pay each year for the agency to screen passengers and their bags.

    But travelers will be expected to pick up the tab as TSA more than doubles the 9/11 security fee it charges passengers each time they board a plane. TSA estimates the move will cost passengers an additional $800 million next year, and $4.3 billion over the next 10 years.

    Meanwhile, the airline industry will save about $373 million a year, according to a notice TSA will publish in Tuesday's edition of the Federal Register.


    ... more at the link above
     
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    We wouldn't believe otherwise. :D Thanks for sharing this "known un-known" fact. :)
     
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    The move was mandated by Congress in the most recent budget, giving TSA no choice but to comply.
     
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    ... congress and tsa whom do I dislike more... tough decision...
     
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    Which one violates you more?? Errr never mind! ;)
     
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    probably congress since it touches on more aspects of my life than the tsa.
     
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    In my case.. I would say the TSA but having worked with multiple big administrative organisations... it seems its "inevitable"
     
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    OMNI comes to MP:)
     
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    What? If I am in transit I have to pay the grope fee without actually being groped? I want to get what I pay for! :mad:

    On another front, this will make those 83-segment mileage runs way more expensive. :eek:
     

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