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Aviation Industry

Trump wants higher TSA fees on airline tickets

13/02/2018

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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