According to the Department of Homeland Security, the increase in carry-ons is costing the taxpayers an extra $260 MILLION a year.

That's because it's more labor intensive for the TSA to check your carry-on than it is for them to check your checked luggage.  So with more carry-ons, more TSA employees are required to meet all the demand at the security checkpoint.

Homeland Security has two ideas about how to deal with it:  One, the airlines could give them a piece of the baggage check fees to cover the costs.

Of course, as soon as you take that money away from the airlines, they'll instantly have a new way to take more money from you to cover the difference.

The other plan would be to add YET ANOTHER FEE to all plane tickets that would go toward covering the costs.

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