Will You Be Charged Fees for Carry-On Baggage By the Transportation Security Administration?

Seth Miller, author of The Wandering Aramean weblog, reports that the Transportation Security Administration, or TSA, might be considering charging passengers fees for transporting carry-on baggage through airport security checkpoints in the future because the costs to screen carry-on bags is increasing, possibly in response to passengers avoiding checking their baggage to avoid checked baggage fees.

There is only one problem with this: passengers are already charged fees for using airport security checkpoints in the United States. Simply look at the taxes and fees section of the airfare for which you paid.

If this idea is actually implemented, could this be a form of double taxation? Does the Transportation Security Administration need additional funds to stay in operation? Is this possible proposal a good idea?

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One response to “Will You Be Charged Fees for Carry-On Baggage By the Transportation Security Administration?

  1. Possibly TSA/DHS planning for eventual budget cuts by Congress?

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