July 12, 2011
Southwest Airlines and 19 other passenger air carriers can not dispute how the Transportation Security Administration determines the amount of security fees it charges them for passenger and baggage screening, a federal appeals court has decided.
In the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the Bush administration placed the TSA in charge of a dramatically heightened airport screening process, but in doing so said that the fees for this new security must never exceed the amount that airlines paid for screening passengers and property during the year 2000.
But trying to determine the figure for that year has long been a point of contention.
This article was posted: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 11:55 am