2/4/2009

A federal appeals court has found that the TSA overcharged commercial airlines for passenger and baggage screening, a ruling that could save the carriers hundreds of millions of dollars. While the three-judge panel said the TSA was right to impose fees in general, the agency erred by including non-passengers in its baseline calculations of screening costs. "Although the court did not agree with all of the airlines' arguments, we are pleased that it recognized that the Transportation Security Administration overcharged the airlines and that those fees must be reduced," said a spokesman for the Air Transport Association.

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