ROANOKE, Va. -

If you're a frequent flyer, the price you pay for tickets is going up in a matter of weeks. The hike in fares is thanks to increased Transportation Safety Administration fees, meant to keep travelers safer.

The TSA Security Screening fee or the September 11th security fee goes up on July 21st.

It's expected to jump from $2.50 to $5.60 per leg with no cap, but travelers we spoke to are on board.

"If it's going to keep us safe than I think that's fine," traveler Ashton Dosdell told WDBJ7.

And she's not the only traveler who's not upset with higher security fees to fly.

"As long as it's for safety and somebody's tracking it to make sure it's been used for the right reasons and it's effective," traveler, Ted O'Brien told Your Hometown News Leader.

TSA security screening fees will more than double this month, and other fee increases could follow. Airport representatives want flyers to understand what they're paying for.

"If you go to Roanoke to Charlotte to Orlando, then it would be assessed per leg," Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport spokesperson, Amanda DeHaven said.

And the TSA isn't just stopping at higher fees to make traveling safer. Just this week, the issue of safely traveling with firearms was raised and addressed by TSA reps who say the gun issue is a major security concern.

"We're seeing a lot of people who are throwing them in their pocket books, their briefcases, their knapsacks, their dufflebags and then they're coming to the checkpoints," said TSA spokesperson Lisa Farbstein.

The higher security fees could help end problems like that, by adding more security officers and using cutting edge technology, something travelers are getting behind.

"If the money goes towards more screeners, more open lines, more staff, I'm all for it," traveler, Andrew Waranch said.

According to the New York Times, the TSA increase will raise an additional $16.9 billion over the next decade.  65 percent of that will fund security the rest heads to the general fund.