Airline security fee increase goes into effect

A sign greets travelers in front of a TSA checkpoint at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in Linthicum, Md., March, 1, 2013 (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) (A sign greets travelers in front of a Transportation Security Administration security checkpoint at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in Linthicum, Md., Friday March, 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky))
Monday, July 21, 2014
On Monday, airline tickets are going to cost more, but the airlines won't get the money.

The Transportation Security Administration fees are going up to $5.60 for all flights. The current fee is $2.50 for a non-stop flight or $5 for a connecting flight.

Congress approved the increase back in December to help reduce the deficit. The new fees are expected to raise more than $12.5 billion per year.
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