More fee hikes on the horizon for airline passengers

Created: 07/10/2014 6:49 AM WHEC.com

If your summer vacation includes airline travel, you will find increased fees tacked onto your ticket later this month.
Starting on July 21, a security screening fee imposed by the TSA will more than double on a basic domestic non-stop ticket to $11.20 from $5 and there's no cap. That means you could get hit with additional fees for each stop of your itinerary that lasts longer than four hours.
Also, airports are looking to increase their boarding fees from their current limit of $4.50 to $8 in the near future. And that's not all. An increase in immigration fees on international tickets could soon go up from $7 to $9.
Experts say about 65-percent of the increased fees are designed to help fund security screenings.

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