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TSA fee hike takes effect today
Star-Ledger [Newark, NJ], by Steve Strunsky

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Posted By:Ribicon, 7/21/2014 2:53:27 PM

Newark — The Transportation Security Administration fee that gets added to the cost of an airline ticket more than doubles today, with passengers now paying $5.60 each way to finance X-rays, pat-downs and other forms of airport screening. The increase in the fee, from $2.50 each way, will generate an estimated $4 billion in additional funds over the next 10 years to pay for airport security. Connecting flights of four hours or more will be treated as separate flights, at a cost of $5 each. Congress approved the fee hike in December.

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It´s not unreasonable to pay for a good groping by a true professional, and the rates are likely a bargain compared with what you´d pay a garden-variety streetwalker for such services.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/21/2014 3:04:23 PM     (No. 9934107)

If their income was based on performance, they would give US a refund.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bkt23, 7/21/2014 3:24:17 PM     (No. 9934129)

Ah, but #1 their pay is not based on performance and they have no competition. But they get a raise no matter what.

Such is the government.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mc squared, 7/21/2014 3:26:25 PM     (No. 9934136)

W´s legacy. And I like him.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: strike3, 7/21/2014 5:19:55 PM     (No. 9934270)

I would rather pay to have a nail driven into my foot than ever fly again. In the past twenty years, it has gone from unpleasant to downright miserable, and that´s with the good airlines.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mackrand, 7/21/2014 6:03:29 PM     (No. 9934303)

Isn´t that interfering with Interstate Commerce?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 7/21/2014 7:35:53 PM     (No. 9934410)

I can assure them I won´t be paying for any x-rays or rubber gloves. I will walk first.

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