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September 11 security fee

Booking a flight just now, I notice that several operators state:

Prices exclude $2.50 September 11th security fee for flights departing USA.

I respect the innocent who lost their lives during this tragedy no matter what the cause may have been.

I am astonished of what an incredible arrogance it speaks for the government (or whichever of their tentacles it was this time) to charge a "memorial" security fee for this single incident, when thousands of people leave their lives every day due to US negligence, ignorance, and their generally overvalued and sometimes imposed importance.

It's not like those two bucks fifty will add to the security of those paying. Instead, it's probably used to finance the "war on terror" (gah!) and indirectly drive the (huge) US military industries (without which the US economy would be in deep shit).