Airline expert Terry Trippler says, "This is silly."
Trippler says that since the 9/11 attacks, approximately $20 in new fees have been added to the cost of each airline ticket. He says funding the Department of Homeland Security is a federal responsibility -- not the job of a family headed down to Disney World.
The new fees are projected to raise $4.8 billion.
A standard airline ticket would increase in cost by $3. The fee for each leg of a round-trip ticket would rise in 2006 from $2.50 to $5.50. Passengers making several stops on a one-way ticket would see their fees increase from $5 to $8.