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User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1174 times:

Well, For all of you forum members who don't believe anything about the September 11 Security Fee. Here is proof

10Jun 658 GULFPORT/BILOXI, M ATLANTA, GA 1049 1300
10Jun 659 ATLANTA, GA GULFPORT/BILOXI, M 1935 1955
Total for 01 passenger(s) FARE: 91.16
TAXES: 12.84
PFC: 7.50
9-11 FEE: 5.00
MISC: 0.00

I had to pay $5.00 which is very good considering some airlines are charging 11.00 and 15.00. I am not complaining, and if this fee will help me be safer on my flights, I agree with it.


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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1166 times:

Is the Security Fee something else than the Insurance charge most of the International Airlines charge to their pax. Average will be around USD 8 per segment...


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User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1164 times:

The 9-11 Fee is charged now for every flight Domestic or International. When I flew in January, I didn't have to pay it, but in April and June I had to. June 10 is my next flight.

User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1161 times:

And what do you think you're going to get for that $5.00?

What do you think you're likely to be told if you asked the FAA or the CEO of whatever airline?

Do you think you're going to be shown receipts and have this, this, and that pointed out at the airport?

Ha! fat chance of that.

You would more likely be told something like "well we really can't get into that. It's for security purposes".

I'm willing to bet my pancreas that that $5 "security" surcharge is going straight into the "general fund" and will be used for everything from new stationery to aircraft tires to stockholder dividends.

Nothing more than a veiled fare increase and yet another illusion of safety.


User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1156 times:

Good One Matt,

I didn't think of Datt.  Smile

You are probably right. $5.00 for a coke for the pilot, $5.00 X 34 for a new tire. Yeah, That Security Fee is just a disguise. But lets give it that Fat Chance you were talking about and lets see if it really works (which I doubt it will)


User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1142 times:

Actually MattD, you would be surprised to know that the TSA collects this fee from the airlines on a monthly basis and is accounted for seperate from the other general funds.

TSA has been progressive enough to become one of the few federal agencies that allow online payment of fees due to them. You can check out the website for airlines to remit their monthly payments at http://diy.dot.gov/tsa/ or read the more detailed list of options and accounting regulations at http://www.dot.gov/911fees/feeinstr.htm.


User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1122 times:

In canada that tax is $24 for EVERY ticket, no mater how much the ticket cost! And we still have the same no-brains working at the airports with the same equipment...


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User currently offlineVapourTrails From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1080 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1102 times:
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Here is a 'list' of some of the additional charges that I paid for my next flight with DJ.

Information on charges and taxes payable on all tickets -
http://www.virginblue.com.au/info/tax.html


User currently offlineB737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1085 times:


Since a short time ago I call it "ripp-off fee". Why ?
Because some airlines such as Lufthansa charge you 9$ per segment (!!) whilst others only charge you 5$ and others again have dropped the fee altogether (DBA for example).


User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1071 times:

At Gulfport, Our Security Screeners probably started their career in prison. We have the most careless screeners in the state of Mississippi. We give them $5.00, and all they do with it is "stuff it in their pocket."

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