Posted: Jul 22, 2014 10:40 AM by Hunter Robinson
Updated: Jul 22, 2014 10:40 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - If you thought your last flying experience was bad, it could be getting worse. The TSA is set to double and even triple the fees you pay to fly.
The raised prices were mandated by Congress and will automatically be added when you book your flight. If you're flying non-stop or on a trip with multiple legs, you'll pay up to $5.60, an increase from just $2.50. If your connection is longer than four hours you'll be charged for a separate flight. That means you could pay $11.20/passenger for what used to cost you $2.50 each.
The prices will generate an extra $17 billion over the next ten years that will help fund the TSA and help reduce the federal deficit. Many people aren't happy with the increase.
"People don't like the TSA," opined airfarewatchdog.com founder George Hobica. "It's like paying more for a root canal, it's something you didn't want anyway."