Spending Deal Full of Fee Hikes, Including 120 Percent Increase in "Security" Fee Attached to Airline Tickets

Probably not going to security


The bipartisan budget deal struck in Congress last week contains no broad-based tax increases, but it aims to generate billions in new revenue by essentially nickel-and-diming American taxpayers. 

People who travel on commercial airliners are some of the hardest hit. 

As part of the overall budget deal, Congress increased the passenger security fee, a surcharge added to all airline tickets, by 120 percent. Starting July 1, passengers traveling through American airports will pay $5.60 per one-way trip, up from the current fee of $2.50 per trip.