September 11th security fee

I recently booked some tickets to fly to the USA and noticed this little gem:

But what is the “September 11th Security Fee“?

It would appear this is a tax on passengers imposed by the US government to finance our continued abuse by the TSA. There’s a certain irony in that… Thoreau might have had a snigger.

The name itself is pure propaganda, implying that paying this extra money keeps us safe against incidents like the Sept. 11th 2001 attacks in New York City.

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