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Budget Deal Will Make Flying A Bit More Expensive

WTVO/WQRF - The tentative budget deal may be good for the economy, but if you fly it will hit your wallet.

WTVO/WQRF - The tentative budget deal may be good for the economy, but if you fly it will hit your wallet.

The bipartisan deal, announced Tuesday, would raise the passenger security fee that helps fund the TSA's airport security efforts.  Right now, that fee is $2.50 for each leg of your trip.  If the deal passes, that charge would go up to $5.60 each way.

That would increase a round trip fee from $5 to more than $11.  Airline advocates say that while this upcharge may cover the deficit, it would do nothing to strengthen airport security or speed up long security lines.

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