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September 11 Security Fee - Passenger Fee

Transportation Security Fees

The September 11 Security Fee is imposed on passengers of domestic and foreign air carriers for air transportation that originates at airports in the United States. The fee, which is collected at the time the ticket is bought, is $2.50 per enplanement and is imposed on not more than two enplanements per one-way trip. Changes to the travel itinerary may result in either additional fees or a refund. Passengers who believe they are entitled to a refund should contact the airline which sold the ticket. The fees are collected by the direct air carriers, who must remit the fees to the Transportation Security Administration on a monthly basis.


  • Interim Final Rule (PDF, 104KB)
    Federal Regulation that implements the September 11 Security Fee. This document provides the specific requirements and dates for compliance.
  • Data Collection Amendment (PDF, 45 KB)
    Federal Register Notice providing details regarding the changes to the data-reporting requirement of the original regulation
  • Independent Audit Waiver (PDF, 35 KB)
    Federal Register Notice providing guidance regarding the waiver of the independent audit requirement of the original regulation
  • Docket for September 11 Security Fee Rulemaking
    Web site used for the rulemaking process, provides a link to all information (public comments, guidance, regulations, etc.) available for public review. Simply enter 11120 into the "Docket Number" search field. A complete listing of all related documents will be generated. Select the appropriate file type to view any of the documents.
Latest revision: 04 December 2012