Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 50 Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 994 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.
BR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 989 times:
Good One Matt,
I didn't think of Datt.
You are probably right. $5.00 for a coke for the pilot, $5.00 X 34 for a new tire. Yeah, That Security Fee is just a disguise. But lets give it that Fat Chance you were talking about and lets see if it really works (which I doubt it will)
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 975 times:
Actually MattD, you would be surprised to know that the TSA collects this fee from the airlines on a monthly basis and is accounted for seperate from the other general funds.
TSA has been progressive enough to become one of the few federal agencies that allow online payment of fees due to them. You can check out the website for airlines to remit their monthly payments at http://diy.dot.gov/tsa/ or read the more detailed list of options and accounting regulations at http://www.dot.gov/911fees/feeinstr.htm.
B737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 918 times:
Since a short time ago I call it "ripp-off fee". Why ?
Because some airlines such as Lufthansa charge you 9$ per segment (!!) whilst others only charge you 5$ and others again have dropped the fee altogether (DBA for example).
BR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 904 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."