Flying Will Cost More Starting Next Week
Beginning next week July 21, flying will cost more because of TSA fees. The fee also known as the Civil Aviation Security or 9/11 Security fee, used for security, is now $2.50 for each leg of a flight with a cap of $5 or $10 cap on each round tip.
That fee will go up to $5.60 for each leg of a flight and is not capped which means you could end up paying as much as $25, and that makes the average airline ticket go up 5%. The fees are mandatory and built in to the tickets price.
The higher fees will generate $16.9 billion over the next 10 years and will pay for more security.