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Flying high: Airline ticket fees are set to rise

Air Fares Rise To Highest Level In 15 Years As Consumer Prices RiseAir Fares Rise To Highest Level In 15 Years As Consumer Prices Rise
Passengers at a security checkpoint at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago.Scott Olson Getty Images

Flying will be getting a bit more expensive later this month as the federal Sept. 11 security fee more than doubles.

The fee for one-way tickets will rise from $2.50 to $5.60, and the fee for round-trip nonstop tickets will increase from $5 to $11.20. Additionally, the per-trip cap of $10 will go away, meaning that trips with many layovers of more than four hours could really rack up fees, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

That’s not the only potential new fee for air travelers. Airports are seeking to hike the facility fee to $8 from $4.50 for every time you board a plane, and Customs and Border Protection wants to raise the immigration fee for international travelers to $9 from $7.

The new prices for the Sept. 11 fee go into effect for all tickets sold after July 21. The Journal writes that some in Congress, including House Speaker John Boehner, have written to the Obama administration saying Congress did not intend to lift the $10 minimum, and that it should be reinstated.