Aviation Industry

Trump wants higher TSA fees on airline tickets


President Trump proposed again Monday in his budget blueprint to raise Transportation Security Administration fees on airline tickets, which has been a non-starter in Congress.

But TSA technology has been supported by lawmakers, and Trump proposed to invest $71 million in new equipment to make airport screening more effective and faster.

Trump proposed to raise the TSA fees for each one-way ticket to $6.60 from $5.60, for the year starting Oct. 1. The fee would also rise from $6.60 to $8.25 per one-way trip in 2020.

But airlines and travel advocates have opposed higher fees, and Congress refused to raise the fee when Trump proposed it last year.

Airlines for America, a trade group representing most of the largest carriers, opposed the fee hike estimated to cost passengers $2 billion a year. A previous budget agreement has diverted about $1.3 billion per year in TSA fees to deficit reduction…

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Fuente: https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2018/02/12/trump-proposes-higher-tsa-fees-airline-tickets-invest-more-tsa-technology-thwart-terrorists/324552002/

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