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9/11 Security Fee  
User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Posted (11 years 4 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3873 times:

Are U.S. airlines still collecting the 9/11 security fee?


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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3843 times:

Not just US airlines. Many airlines have adopted another "security surcharge" to increase their ticketprices without increasing the listprice.

On a typical inter-European route you now pay €40+ on surcharges on a ticket costing about the same...



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User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3788 times:

Ok; I just answered my own question today after I bought a ticket. The U.S. airlines are no longer collecting the 9/11 security fee.


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User currently offlineTpk From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 188 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3785 times:

Officially, it's been suspended for tickets purchased until the end of September. I believe the gov't will then reassess the situation and decide whether to permanently remove the surcharge or reinstate it.

User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days ago) and read 3762 times:

I think that if they just got rid of all the surcharges, it would be awesome! I hate that stupid fuel tax!


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User currently offlineBoyshane From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3742 times:

The security fee has only been suspended for the summer and will begin charging it again on September 30th. No official word if the goverenment is competely getting rid of it but as of now, the are not chargine it.

-Shane


User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3718 times:

they should drop it altogether. we dont need it!


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User currently offlineTekelberry From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1459 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3712 times:

The airlines are still charging you the extra $5 because no one will notice who's getting the $5 if the fares don't drop.

User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3689 times:

rather the airlines collect than the government, imo.


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User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3662 times:

Well, here's the rub:

If the airlines pay for security (as they did pre-9/11), then they are going to charge more money for their tickets in order to pay for it.

If the Fed pays for security, they are going to have a surcharge.

If there is no surcharge, they're going to raise taxes.

So here's the question: Do you want a) higher airfares, b) more surcharges, or c) higher taxes? I personally vote for b, simply because I know where the money is going and I know that there's enough for the security services.

Cheers!



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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12119 posts, RR: 49
Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3654 times:
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I think if there is a security surcharge it should go to pay for the security of the airports. Also if after the first year there is money left over then they should adjust the fees for the next year. The money also should always go towards security and NOTHING else!


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User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3643 times:

Also if after the first year there is money left over then they should adjust the fees for the next year.
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Well let's just talk IAH for the same of the discussion. Monthly passenger numbers for Houston are approx 3,210,351 per month. So assuming that each passenger only flew a standard non stop return flight, that would mean that each of those passengers paid a minimum of $5 each. That means that the security tax collected at IAH for the month are:

3,210,351 x $5 = $16,051,755

This is implying that the security charges for IAH related flights is costing over half a million dollars per day which I struggle to accept.



User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3633 times:

I vote for "C"! GW Bush is lowering our taxes no matter what, so we can just dig ourselves deeper into debt!!!!


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