TSA Doubles Security Fee on Tickets

The Transportation Security Administration is fast solidifying its title as America’s most irritating bureaucratic organization. On Monday, the TSA security fee on plane tickets doubled for nonstop flights. Previously, the charge was $2.50 for a nonstop flight; now, all tickets will carry an extra fee of $5.60. What’s worse, any trip with a layover longer than four hours will be counted as a separate flight and require an additional security fee. Congress approved the increase, but American fliers have voiced their anger. George Hobica, founder of, “It’s like paying for a root canal. It’s something you didn’t want anyway. Now you’re paying more for it.”