January 07, 2014

Business travelers who fly often like to use self storage solutions to protect important files, documents and inventory. However, people in the federal government are making it more expensive to get on a plane.  Both Democrats and Republicans came together on a federal budget deal that called for an increase in security fees paid by air travelers. The bill passed late in Dec. 2013 and was signed by President Barack Obama before the new year. The co-authors of the bill, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., wanted to raise the flight security fees to partly fund the Transportation Security Administration. Airlines used to pay a portion of the security agency's fees, but will discontinue payment by Oct. 1, 2014. 

Currently, the TSA's payment structure is such that fees cover 30 percent of the organization's costs. The bill raises coverage to 43 percent, saving the federal government more than $12 billion a year, but at the cost of air travelers. Traveler won't see the extra costs on their ticket receipts until July 2014. Still, traveler advocacy groups like Airlines for America and the Global Business Travel Association believe that the fee is yet another burden travelers should not bear. Airlines for America estimates that the bill will cost flyers more than $700 million annually.

If you travel a lot for your company, you're probably worried about spending more cash for these extra fees. You can save money by finding a cheap storage container rental nearby that meets all your business needs. Fabric samples have to be protected from moisture, mold and mildew. Extreme heat or freezing temperatures can ruin delicate materials also. Climate-controlled units are perfect for business travelers who want to protect any kind of sensitive material.

Both liberals and Republicans came together on a federal budget deal that called for an increase in security fees paid by air travelers. The bill passed late in Dec. 2013 and was signed by President Obama before the new year. The co-authors of the bill, Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray wanted to raise the flight’s security fees to partly fund the Transportation Security Administration. Airlines used to pay a portion of the security agency’s fees, but will discontinue payment by Oct. 1, 2014.

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By: GulfShoreBusiness.com