Be prepared to pay extra the next time you travel. The increase in fees will help cover airport security.
The Transportation Security Admnistration (TSA) fees increased this week. The fees went up because it used to be partly covered by the U.S. government, however, funding was cut to help reduce the country’s deficit.
The fee before was $2.50 for a non-stop flight or $5 for a connecting flight.
The new fee is $5.60 for all flights. A connection longer than four hours will be counted as a separate flight.
Though it is a slight increase, TSA received hundreds of comments criticizing the increase. If you would like to share your feedback, TSA will collect comments through August 19.
To learn more about the TSA, visit http://www.tsa.gov