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Probe Finds Airlines Owe Millions

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The security fee you pay every time you fly may not be ending up where it's supposed to go.

The Homeland Security Department's inspector general has found that airlines are holding on to an estimated 14-point-five (m) million dollars every year from the fee -- money that's supposed to go to the Transportation Security Administration.

The report also found that security infrastructure fees weren't figured properly.

The TSA plans to audit airlines to make sure they pay what they owe.

The fees were imposed after Nine-Eleven when the TSA was created to take over airline security. Passengers pay two-and-a-half dollars for each leg of a flight, up to ten dollars for each round trip.


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