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New Budget Deal Means You'll Pay More to Fly

New Budget Deal Means You'll Pay More to Fly

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OMAHA(KPTM)-A new budget deal for the country is moving forward. The bill would keep the government from shutting down. But the agreement could come at a cost to air travelers.

Have you ever noticed that the price you pay for a plane ticket looks a lot lower before taxes and fees? Those extra costs aren't going away any time soon. In fact, the T.S.A. Security Fee listed on your ticket may soon be going up.

In the bill, more than ten billion dollars over the next decade is expected to be raised by the TSA fee hike. As the bill is written, the money will go into the government's general fund. Currently travelers pay $2.50 in TSA fees per leg of a connecting flight. That's capped at five bucks per trip.

The new budget has one-way flights charged at $5.60 each way. With fees for the average round trip ticket costing $11.20.

 

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