July 21, 2014 at 8:31 AM
Airline Security Fee Increase Goes into Effect Monday
ABC News


(NEW YORK) -- Starting Monday, airline passengers will begin paying more in fees when they purchase airfare.

Earlier this year, Congress voted to raise the security fee on all airplane tickets, and the hike goes into effect on Monday.

Travelers had previously been paying $2.50 in security fees for non-stop flights and $5 for a connecting flight. The new fees will cost $5.60 for all flights.

For passengers with a layover of more than four hours, that fee will be doubled.

While the TSA is facing criticism for the fee hikes, it was Congress who opted to make the change. About 75 percent of the add revenue is expected to go toward reducing the federal deficit.

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